A capacity crowd at the concert.
In your capacity as sales manager.
A bin filled to capacity.
A tank with a capacity of 21 gallons.
The capacity to make an arrest.
The storage capacity of a car's trunk.
A comedian's capacity for making people laugh.
Factories operating below capacity.
Filled to capacity.
Its capacity rating was 150 tons per hour, but its actual maximum capacity was 200 tons per hour.
An example of capacity is how many people can fit in a room.
An example of capacity is the amount of water a cup can hold.
Operating at capacity.
Acting in the capacity of an advisor.
The capacity of elastic to be stretched.
Other Word Forms
Origin of capacity
- Middle English capacite from Old French from Latin capācitās from capāx capāc- spacious capacious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French capacite, from Latin capacitas, from capax (“able to hold much”), from capere (“to hold, contain”).