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Able Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • (usually followed by `to'') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "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"
  • having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
  • have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
  • having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Able'

  • Able: Able may refer to: In science and technology: Able, a U.S. 1946 nuclear weapon test, part of Operation Crossroads Able space probes, probes in the Pioneer
  • Able seaman: is about the civilian occupation. For the military rank, see able seaman (rank). An able seaman (AB) is a Naval rating of the deck department of a merchant
  • Able seaman (rank): In the British Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century, the term able seaman (abbreviated AB) referred to a seaman with more than two years' experience
  • Able Danger: Able Danger was a classified military planning effort led by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It
  • Able Muse: Able Muse is a literary journal founded in San Jose, California, in 1999 by Alexander Pepple. Able Muse started as an online journal (ISSNĀ 1528-3798),
  • Able Archer 83: Able Archer 83 is the codename for a command post exercise carried out in November 1983 by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). As with Able
  • Able UK: Able UK is a British industrial services company specialising in decommissioning of ships and offshore installations. Able UK is a British industrial
  • God Is Able (Hillsong album): God Is Able is the twentieth album in the live contemporary worship series by Hillsong Church. It was recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia
  • Willing and Able: "Willing and Able" is a song by British electronic duo Disclosure. It features the vocals from Kwabs. It was released on 14 August 2015, by PMR Records
  • God Is Able: God Is Able may refer to: God Is Able (Ron Kenoly album), 1994 God Is Able (Hillsong album), 2011

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Meaning of the Name 'Able'

  • Meaning: Exhalation of breath. The second son of Adam in the bible. The variant Able is used as an English surname.
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Gender: Male

'Able' example sentence in quotations

* Someone asked Sophocles, How do you feel now about sex Are you able to have a woman He replied, Hush man most gladly indeed am I rid off it all, as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master. - Sophocles

* Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. - Johann von Goethe

* To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. - Confucius

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