(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"
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"similar: competent - properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficientsynonym: capable
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"similar: capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
Having a strong healthy body (synset 301021031)
"an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"similar: fit - physically and mentally sound or healthysynonym: able-bodied