1. (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something (synset 300001740)
    "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
  2. Have the skills and qualifications to do things well (synset 300512273)
    "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
  3. Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity (synset 300307461)
    "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
  4. Having a strong healthy body (synset 301021031)
    "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

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