Capable Definition

Having ability; able to do things well; skilled; competent.
Webster's New World
Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified.
Capable of winning.
American Heritage
Having the inclination or disposition.
Capable of violence.
American Heritage
Permitting an action to be performed.
An error capable of remedy; a camera capable of being used underwater.
American Heritage

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Capable

  • capable of

Origin of Capable

  • Late Latin capābilis from capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French capable, from Late Latin capabilis.

    From Wiktionary


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