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Meaning of CAPABLE

Pronunciation:  'keypubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
  2. [adj]  (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
  3. [adj]  (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  (`capable' is usually followed by `of' or `to') 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 is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: able, adequate, adequate to(p), confident, equal to(p), open to(p), resourceful, subject to(p), surefooted, susceptible, up to(p)
 Antonyms: incapable
 See Also: competent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca"pa*ble\, a. [F. capable, LL. capabilis capacious,
capable, fr. L. caper to take, contain. See {Heave}.]
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.

Note: Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an

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

Thesaurus Terms
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