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capable
WordNet 2.0
  • having the requisite qualities for
  • "equal to the task"
  • "the work isn''t up to the standard I require"
  • (usually followed by `of'') having capacity or ability
  • "capable of winning"
  • "capable of hard work"
  • "capable of walking on two feet"
  • (followed by `of'') having the temperament or inclination for
  • "no one believed her capable of murder"
  • 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"
  • 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"
capable
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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.

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    Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive.

    Syn. -- Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.

 

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