Definition, Meaning, Synonyms & Anagrams | English word ABLE


ABLE

Definitions of ABLE

  1. Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  2. Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  3. Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence. [First attested in the mid 16<sup>th</sup> century.]
  4. (law) Legally qualified or competent. [First attested in the early 18<sup>th</sup> century.]
  5. (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. [First attested in the late 18<sup>th</sup> century.]
  6. (obsolete, dialectal) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  7. (obsolete) Easy to use. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18<sup>th</sup> century.]
  8. (obsolete) Suitable; competent. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 18<sup>th</sup> century.]
  9. (obsolete, dialectal) Liable to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  10. (obsolete) Rich; well-to-do. [Attested from the mid 16<sup>th</sup> century until the late 19<sup>th</sup> century.]
  11. (transitive, obsolete) To make ready. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 16<sup>th</sup> century.]
  12. (transitive, obsolete) To make capable; to enable. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 19<sup>th</sup> century.]
  13. (transitive, obsolete) To dress. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 15<sup>th</sup> century.]
  14. (transitive, obsolete) To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 17<sup>th</sup> century.]
  15. (transitive, obsolete) To vouch for; to guarantee. [Attested from the late 16<sup>th</sup> century until the early 17<sup>th</sup> century.]
  16. The letter "A" in Navy Phonetic Alphabet.
  17. (World War II era, joint US/RAF) radiotelephony clear-code word for the letter A.
  18. A surname.

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Is palindrome

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AB
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