Ca"pa*ble(?), a. [F. capable, LL. capabilis capacious, capable, fr. L. caper to take, contain. See Heave.] 1. Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.
Concious of joy and capable of pain.Prior.
2. Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a
capable instructor; a
capable judge; a mind
capable of nice investigations.
More capable to discourse of battles than to give them.Motley.
3. Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man
capable of making a contract, or a will.
4. Capacious; large; comprehensive.
Capable is usually followed by of, sometimes by an infinitive.
Syn. -- Able; competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; skillful.
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