What does unable mean?

Definitions for unable
ʌnˈeɪ bəlun·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unable(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how

    "unable to get to town without a car"; "unable to obtain funds"

  2. unable(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability

    "dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately"; "the sun was unable to melt enough snow"

  3. ineffective, ineffectual, unable(adj)

    lacking in power or forcefulness

    "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

Wiktionary

  1. unable(Adjective)

    Not able; lacking a certain ability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unable(adj)

    not able; not having sufficient strength, means, knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent' weak; helpless; incapable; -- now usually followed by an infinitive or an adverbial phrase; as, unable for work; unable to bear fatigue

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unable

    un-ā′bl, adj. not able: not having sufficient strength, power, or skill: weak: impotent.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1600

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3582

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unable' in Adjectives Frequency: #205

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unable in a Sentence

  1. Raghu Nandikotkur:

    It was pushing me up and I was unable to grab him.

  2. Jean Pierre Claris De Florian:

    Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality.

  3. Seneca:

    It is the sign of a week mind to be unable to bear wealth.

  4. Seneca:

    It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.

  5. Seneca:

    It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.

Images & Illustrations of unable

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