ALL meanings of able

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  • adjective able Someone who is able is very clever or very good at doing something. 3
  • adjective able having the necessary power, resources, skill, time, opportunity, etc, to do something 3
  • adjective able capable; competent; talented 3
  • adjective able qualified, competent, or authorized to do some specific act 3
  • adjective able having enough power, skill, etc. to do something 3
  • adjective able having much power of mind; skilled; talented 3
  • adjective able legally qualified, authorized, or competent to do a specified act 3
  • adjective able 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 able having unusual or superior intelligence, skill, etc.: an able leader. 1
  • adjective able showing talent, skill, or knowledge: an able speech. 1
  • adjective able legally empowered, qualified, or authorized. 1
  • noun able (usually initial capital letter) a code word formerly used in communications to represent the letter A. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of able (language)   A simple language for accountants. 1
  • noun able Having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something. 1
  • noun able can, capable of sth 1
  • adjective able can, capable 1
  • adjective able competent 1
  • adjective able talented 1
  • suffix able capable of, fit for sth 1
  • noun able A word that is used in place of the letter "A" during communication.Wp. 0
  • verb able (Transitive Verb) OBS To make ready. 0
  • verb able (Transitive Verb) OBS To make capable; to enable. 0
  • verb able (Transitive Verb) OBS To dress. 0
  • verb able (Transitive Verb) OBS To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. 0
  • verb able (Transitive Verb) OBS To vouch for; to guarantee. 0
  • adjective able (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (passive) Easy to use. 0
  • adjective able (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (passive) Suitable; competent. 0
  • adjective able (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (dialectal, passive) Liable to. 0
  • adjective able Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. 0
  • adjective able Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. 0
  • adjective able (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (dialectal) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. 0
  • adjective able (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Rich; well-to-do. 0
  • adjective able Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence. 0
  • adjective able (law) Legally qualified or competent. 0
  • adjective able (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. 0
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