Meaning of 'able'

Find the meaning of the word ‘able’

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Meaning of ‘able’

4 definitions found.



(usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

Example: "able to swim"


having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

Example: "able to learn"


have the skills and qualifications to do things well

Example: "able teachers"

Synonyms: capable


having a strong healthy body

Example: "an able seaman"

Synonyms: able-bodied

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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