Definitions for capable

Definitions for (adj) capable

Main entry: adequate to, up to, capable, equal to

Definition: having the requisite qualities for

Usage: equal to the task; the work isn't up to the standard I require

Main entry: capable

Definition: (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

Usage: capable of winning; capable of hard work; capable of walking on two feet

Main entry: capable

Definition: (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for

Usage: no one believed her capable of murder

Main entry: capable, able

Definition: have the skills and qualifications to do things well

Usage: able teachers; a capable administrator; children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

Main entry: subject, capable, open

Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

Usage: 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

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