Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
- IPA: /ˈeɪ.bl̩/, /ˈeɪ.bəl/, SAMPA: /eIbl=/, /eIb@l/
- Rhymes: -eɪbəl
- Hyphenation: a‧ble
- Homophone: Abel
- (dated) Healthy.
- After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.
- Permitted to; not prevented from; having the power or capacity to.
- With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.
- I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.
- I’ll see you as soon as I’m able.
- The chairman was also an able sailor.
- (law) Legally qualified or competent.
- In most states, such a person is not able to inherit property.
- (transitive, obsolete) To make capable; to enable; to strengthen.
- (transitive, obsolete) To vouch for.
Synonyms for Able
- See also Thesaurus:skillful
Antonyms for Able
terms derived from able (adjective)
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Translations to be checked
enable — see enable
vouch for — see vouch for
Able m. (plural Ables)
- A vernacular name of the common bleak (usually called ablette).
- A vernacular name of the moderlieschen, also called able de Heckel.
- (rare) A vernacular name of some other related fishes in the genus Alburnus (Cyprinidae).