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capable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  joy  and  capable  of  pain.  --Prior. 
 
  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  --Motley. 
 
  3.  Possessing  legal  power  or  capacity;  as  a  man  capable  of 
  making  a  contract,  or  a  will 
 
  4.  Capacious;  large  comprehensive.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Capable  is  usually  followed  by  of  sometimes  by  an 
  infinitive. 
 
  Syn:  Able;  competent;  qualified;  fitted;  efficient; 
  effective;  skillful. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capable 
  adj  1:  (usually  followed  by  `of')  having  capacity  or  ability; 
  "capable  of  winning";  "capable  of  hard  work";  "capable 
  of  walking  on  two  feet"  [ant:  {incapable}] 
  2:  (`capable'  is  usually  followed  by  `of'  or  `to')  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"  [syn:  {open 
  to(p)},  {subject  to(p)}] 
  3:  (followed  by  `of')  having  the  temperament  or  inclination 
  for  "no  one  believed  her  capable  of  murder"  [ant:  {incapable}] 
  4:  having  the  requisite  qualities  for  "equal  to  the  task"; 
  "the  work  isn't  up  to  the  standard  I  require"  [syn:  {adequate 
  to(p)},  {equal  to(p)},  {up  to(p)}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {able}] 




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