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Capable meaning

capable - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
  4. 4. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.
  5. 5. Capacious; large; comprehensive.
  6. 6. Having ability.

capable - examples of usage

  1. He was, in fact, about the last man one would have thought capable of " putting up" a fight. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She's capable of it- she's capable of anything!" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. But this is an absurd reason; for men must generally be supposed capable of taking care of their own health. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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