Meaning of ABILITY in English

ABILITY

n. (pl. -ies)

1. (often foll. by to + infin.) capacity or power (has the ability to write songs).

2 cleverness, talent; mental power (a person of great ability; has many abilities).

Etymology: ME f. OF ablete f. L habilitas -tatis f. habilis able

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.