(usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
"capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
capable, open, subjectadjective
possibly accepting or permitting
"a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
"no one believed her capable of murder"
adequate to(p), capable, equal to(p), up to(p)adjective
having the requisite qualities for
"equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
have the skills and qualifications to do things well
"able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.
Etymology: From capabilis.
Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.
Etymology: From capabilis.
possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault
possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations
possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will
capacious; large; comprehensive
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kāp′a-bl, adj. having ability, power, or skill to do: qualified, competent.—ns. Capabil′ity, Cap′ableness. [Fr.,—Low L. capabilis—L. capĕre, to hold, take.]
To have the natural and intuitive ability or power to do
We are all capable of doing various tasks.Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'capable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3031
Rank popularity for the word 'capable' in Adjectives Frequency: #276
The numerical value of capable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of capable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Our results show that dolphins are definitely capable, and in the case of shelling, also motivated to learn new foraging tactics outside the mother-calf bond, learning from others allows for a rapid spread of novel behaviors across populations, and it has been suggested that species with the capacity for learning from others in this way may be better able to survive.
The U.S. Air Force is standing by and ready to assist with anything that comes up, the 920th Rescue Wing in particular has three HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters ready to go. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina also have two HC-130s in Georgia that are capable of in-air refueling.
Kamala Harris was capable of being anything from president to vice president to secretary, to be a Supreme Court justice, to be an attorney general. I mean, but, you know, who controls that except the candidates themselves ?
A push into wealth management could help towards growing the dividend, because there’s a greater visibility of earnings, but on the other hand, that type of business is vulnerable to market fluctuations, we have to wait for some sort of statement of intent. This is a company that is capable of reinventing itself and changing strategy, and refocusing onto areas it might not have concentrated so much on before.
You need to reward people to incentivize people to grow, at the end of the day you need to have the people capable of dealing with clients and complex situations. At the end of the day you need a human being talking to a human being.
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- capaçCatalan, Valencian
- kykenevä, kyvykäsFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kapasiteli, kapasitedeTurkish
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