capable

[Ca┬Ěpa*ble]

To be capable of something is to be able to do it, like your little brother who is perfectly capable of tying his own shoes, but likes having everyone else do it for him.

...

Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.

Adjective S.
having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn''t up to the standard I require"

Adjective
(usually followed by `of'') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"

Adjective
(followed by `of'') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"

Adjective S.
have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

Adjective S.
possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

...

a.
Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.

a.
Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.

a.
Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.

a.
Capacious; large; comprehensive.


Capable

Ca"pa*ble , a. [F. capable, LL. capabilis capacious, capable, fr. L. caper to take, contain. See Heave.] 1. Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.
Concious of jou and capable of pain.
2. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.
More capable to discourse of battles than to give them.
3. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will. 4. Capacious; large; comprehensive. [Obs.] Shak. &hand; Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive. Syn. -- Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.

Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.

...

Usage Examples

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.

A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

As a speaker, business leader or marketer of any type, the onus is now on each of us to become equally capable of communicating very personally with a seemingly endless number of people connected by social technologies.

'Lucky' is for laughs, and there's really nothing funny that I'm doing on 'Dexter.' I think more than anything, both comment on the fact that anybody is capable of anything. Just because they are the shy guy in the corner doesn't mean that they are a harmless little bunny.

Misspelled Form

capable, xcapable, dcapable, fcapable, vcapable, capable, xapable, dapable, fapable, vapable, apable, cxapable, cdapable, cfapable, cvapable, c apable, cqapable, cwapable, csapable, czapable, cqpable, cwpable, cspable, czpable, caqpable, cawpable, caspable, cazpable, caopable, ca0pable, calpable, caoable, ca0able, calable, capoable, cap0able, caplable, capqable, capwable, capsable, capzable, capqble, capwble, capsble, capzble, capaqble, capawble, capasble, capazble, capavble, capagble, capahble, capanble, capa ble, capavle, capagle, capahle, capanle, capa le, capabvle, capabgle, capabhle, capabnle, capab le, capabkle, capabole, capabple, capab:le, capabke, capaboe, capabpe, capab:e, capablke, capabloe, capablpe, capabl:e, capablwe, capabl3e, capabl4e, capablre, capablse, capablde, capablw, capabl3, capabl4, capablr, capabls, capabld, capablew, capable3, capable4, capabler, capables, capabled.

Other Usage Examples

And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.

As an actor, you have an accumulated knowledge base. But there's also something about it that every time you really feel like you're doing it for the first time you have no idea whether you're capable of it.

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.

But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.

Comments


Browse Dictionary