A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-buh l]
    • /ˈeɪ bəl/
    • /ˈeɪ.bəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-buh l]
    • /ˈeɪ bəl/

Definitions of abler word

  • adjective abler having necessary power, skill, resources, or qualifications; qualified: able to lift a two-hundred-pound weight; able to write music; able to travel widely; able to vote. 1
  • adjective abler having unusual or superior intelligence, skill, etc.: an able leader. 1
  • adjective abler showing talent, skill, or knowledge: an able speech. 1
  • adjective abler legally empowered, qualified, or authorized. 1
  • noun abler (usually initial capital letter) a code word formerly used in communications to represent the letter A. 1
  • noun abler Comparative form of able. 1

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Origin of abler

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin habilis handy, equivalent to hab(ēre) to have, hold + -ilis -ile

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Parts of speech for Abler


abler popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abler usage trend in Literature

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Antonyms for abler

adjective abler

  • disabler — to make unable or unfit; weaken or destroy the capability of; incapacitate: The detective successfully disabled the bomb. He was disabled by the accident.

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