Able

Definition of Able

A´ble
a.1.Fit; adapted; suitable.
A many man, to ben an abbot able.
- Chaucer.
2.Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano.
3.Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech.
No man wrote abler state papers.
- Macaulay.
4.(Law) Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property.
v. t.1.To make able; to enable; to strengthen.
2.To vouch for.

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