capable capable  /ˈkeɪ pə bəl/


  1. (adj) (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
  2. (adj) possibly accepting or permitting
  3. (adj) (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
  4. (adj) having the requisite qualities for
  5. (adj) have the skills and qualifications to do things well



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  1. The larger size also means more of a drain on older video-capable iPods.
  2. Hwang and his team at Seoul National University became the first to clone human embryos capable of yielding viable stem cells that might one day cure countless diseases.
  3. Ramon's brain worked better than most people's and his wit was as quick as his smile was warm, but from the neck down he was limp flesh, capable of no more than involuntary spasms.


  1. Sub to take on lionfish

    A submarine capable of diving to 1,000 feet will cruise the ocean off South Florida starting Thursday to assess the infestation of the region's waters by non-native lionfish.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. Xumanii(R) Adds Experience and Guidance by Retaining the Services of Experienced Entertainment Attorney Joel A. Katz ...

    Xumanii® , a company that has developed proprietary technology capable of broadcasting live events in True HD™ wirelessly from multiple cameras at events for an extremely low production cost announces ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 'Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act' passes U.S. House

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to end late abortions. HR 1197, “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is co-sponsored by Texas Congressman Kevin Brady.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Cypress Creek Mirror


  1. Clinton said, however, "We have noticed that the pirates are buying more and more sophisticated equipment. They're buying faster and more capable vessels. They are clearly using their ransom money for their benefit, both personally and on behalf of...
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  2. Asked why people no longer wanted to stand for Parliament, Mr Duncan said: "No-one who has done anything in the outside world, or is capable of doing such a thing, will ever come into this place ever again, the way we are going. Basically, it's...
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Alan Duncan Source:

  3. "To lose like that is very painful," Argentina striker Carlos Tevez said. "We played badly and sometimes when you make mistakes you go home. They did what we knew they were capable of doing."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Carlos Tevez Source: eTaiwan News

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