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capable - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'capable' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Capable [ a.]
- 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.
- Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
- Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.
- Capacious; large; comprehensive.

Meaning of 'capable' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . capable [ a]
Meaning (1):
- (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
Example in sentence:
  • capable of hard work;
  • capable of walking on two feet;
  • capable of winning
Meaning (2):
- (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
Example in sentence:
  • no one believed her capable of murder
3 . capable [ s]
Meaning (3):
- have the skills and qualifications to do things well
Example in sentence:
  • a capable administrator;
  • able teachers;
  • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
Meaning (4):
- possibly accepting or permitting
Example in sentence:
  • a passage capable of misinterpretation;
  • an issue open to question;
  • open to interpretation;
  • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation
Meaning (5):
- having the requisite qualities for
Example in sentence:
  • equal to the task;
  • the work isn't up to the standard I require