Ability

Definition of Ability

A`bil´i`ty   Pronunciation: å`bĭl´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; - in the plural, faculty, talent.
Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren.
- Acts xi. 29.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.
- Bacon.
The public men of England, with much of a peculiar kind of ability.
- Macaulay.

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ableness, address, adeptness, adequacy, adroitness, airmanship, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, bravura, brilliance, bump, caliber, capableness, capital, cleverness, command, competence, competency, condition, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning, deftness, devices, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, disposable resources, dower, dowry, efficacy, endowment, equipment, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility, finesse, fitness, fittedness, flair, forte, funds, genius, gift, grace, grip, handiness, horsemanship, ingeniousness, ingenuity, instinct, knack, know-how, long suit, makings, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, maturity, means, method, metier, might, natural endowment, natural gift, parts, potential, powers, practical ability, preparedness, proficiency, prowess, qualification, quickness, readiness, recourses, resorts, resource, resourcefulness, resources, ripeness, savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, seasoning, skillfulness, speciality, stock, strong flair, strong point, style, sufficiency, suitability, suitableness, suitedness, supply, susceptibility, tact, tactfulness, talents, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, tempering, the goods, the stuff, timing, trim, virtuosity, ways, ways and means, what it takes, wherewith, wherewithal, wit, wizardry, workmanship
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