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able British & World English

Having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something

-able British & World English

Forming adjectives meaning:

able English Thesaurus

the university attracts able students from across the UK

able in able English Thesaurus

the university attracts able students from across the UK

able in capable English Thesaurus

a very capable young woman

able in competent English Thesaurus

he's an extremely competent carpenter

able in efficient English Thesaurus

efficient managerial techniques

able-bodied British & World English

Fit and healthy; not physically disabled

able seaman British & World English

A rank of sailor in the Royal Navy above ordinary seaman and below leading seaman

able-bodied English Thesaurus

every able-bodied man was required to serve in the armed forces

come-at-able British & World English

Able to be reached or obtained

able-bodied seaman British & World English

A seaman or naval rating able to perform all duties

be able to hear a pin drop British & World English

Used to describe absolute silence or stillness

doable British & World English

Within one’s powers; feasible

not be able to do something a lick British & World English

Be totally incompetent at the specified activity

datable British & World English

Able to be dated to a particular time

not be able to do something for toffee British & World English

Be totally incompetent at doing something

able to in able English Thesaurus

visitors will be able to buy some of the articles on display

able-bodied rating in able-bodied seaman British & World English

A seaman or naval rating able to perform all duties

be unable to believe one's luck British & World English

Be amazed by how lucky one is on a particular occasion

be able to hear a pin drop in pin British & World English

Used to describe absolute silence or stillness

not be able to do something a lick in lick British & World English

Be totally incompetent at the specified activity