Word family noun capabilityincapability adjective capableincapable adverb capably
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcapableca‧pa‧ble /ˈkeɪpəbəl/ ●●○ S3 W2 AWL adjective 1 capable of (doing) something2 GOOD ATable to do things well a strong capable woman3 capable handscapably adverb
Examples from the Corpus
capableAll the staff at the nursing home seemed very capable.Mr. Young is a very capable attorney.Lord himself was a capable but not an outstanding player.They've got a very capable lawyer working on the case.And if she is, surely she's perfectly capable of calling a doctor herself.Blackburn now look to be the only only team capable of catching scum.It is this which makes the performance capable of repetition.If she were constitutionally capable of slumping, she would.Ideally, it will need to be capable of working in all these media and of being extended.But it does show that intermediate designs are capable of working.He seemed to think she would be capable on a boat.The team desperately needs a capable quarterback.Rebecca was, without question, the most capable technician on the team.
Origin capable (1500-1600) French Late Latin capabilis, from Latin capere to take