Meaning of ABLE in English

ABLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈeɪbl ]

adj. (abler, ablest) 1 (often foll. by to + infin.; used esp. in is able, will be able, was able, etc., replacing tenses of can) having the capacity or power (was not able to come). 2 having great ability; clever, skilful. øable-bodied fit, healthy. able-bodied rating (or seaman) Naut. one able to perform all duties. [ME f. OF hable, able f. L habilis handy f. habere to hold]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.