1. 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.
"Concious of joy and capable of pain. Prior." --
2. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
"More capable to discourse of battles than to give them. Motley." --
3. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.
4. Capacious; large; comprehensive. [Obs.] Shak.
Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive.
Syn. -- Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.