- The definition of capable is having the skills to do something well.
An example of capable is a carpenter who can do a good job and work quickly.
capable definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Late Latin capabilis ; from Classical Latin capere, to take: see have
capable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having capacity or ability; efficient and able: a capable administrator.
- Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified: capable of winning.
- Having the inclination or disposition: capable of violence.
- Permitting an action to be performed: an error capable of remedy; a camera capable of being used underwater.
Origin: Late Latin capābilis, from capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
- caˈpa·ble·ness noun
- caˈpa·bly adverb
capable - Phrases/Idioms
- susceptible of; admitting of; open to
- having the ability or qualities necessary for
- able or ready to capable of telling a lie