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Dictionary definition for: Able

1. (a) (usually followed by "to'') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim" "she was able to program her computer" "we were at last able to buy a car" "able to get a grant for the project"

2. (s) have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers" "a capable administrator" "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

3. (s) having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; "able to learn" "human beings are able to walk on two feet" "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"

4. (s) having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman" "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

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