A capable administrator.
Capable of violence.
Capable of winning.
An error capable of remedy; a camera capable of being used underwater.
An example of capable is a carpenter who can do a good job and work quickly.
She is capable and efficient.
He does not need help; he is capable of eating on his own.
As everyone knew, he was capable of violence when roused.
That fact is not capable of proof.
- susceptible of; admitting of; open to
- having the ability or qualities necessary for
- having the temperament or disposition forcapable of telling a lie.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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.