See also -able

English[edit | edit source]


Most common English words: care « war « short « #391: able » five » need » met

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old French habile, from Latin habilis, from habeō (have, hold).

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Able (comparative abl, superlative er)




  1. (dated) Healthy.
    After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.
  2. 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.
  3. Skillful.
    The chairman was also an able sailor.
  4. (law) Legally qualified or competent.
    In most states, such a person is not able to inherit property.

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to Able (third-person singular simple present abl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To make capable; to enable; to strengthen.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To vouch for.

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Able m. (plural Ables)

  1. A vernacular name of the common bleak (usually called ablette).
  2. A vernacular name of the moderlieschen, also called able de Heckel.
  3. (rare) A vernacular name of some other related fishes in the genus Alburnus (Cyprinidae).

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