Adjective: able (abler,ablest) ey-bul
Adjective suffix: -able u-b(u)l
- (usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means, skill, know-how or authority to do something
"able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
- Having the skills and qualifications to do things well
- Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
"able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
- Having a strong healthy body
"an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army";
- Able to be, subject to
Derived forms: ablest, abler
See also: ability, capable, competent, fit, power
Encyclopedia: Able, Whitney -able