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1) able. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...aˇbler, aˇblest1. Having sufficient power or resources to accomplish something: a singer able to reach high notes; a detergent able to remove stains. 2. Usage Problem...

2) § 2. able. 3. Word Choice. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The construction able to takes an infinitive to show the subject s ability to accomplish an action: We were able to finish the project thanks to a grant from a large...

3) able. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...takes to plus an active infinitive, whether or not the subject is human: She is able to hit high C. This review will be able to persuade anyone. But if the infinitive...

4) able-bodied. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Full of vigor: iron, lusty, red-blooded, robust, strapping, sturdy, vigorous, vital. See STRONG....

5) able. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Having the ability to perform well: capable, competent, good, skilled, skillful. See ABILITY....

6) -able, -ible. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...variant suffixes to tack on in writing. Both are derived from the Latin habilis, meaning able. We got the -able ending chiefly from the many words we borrowed from...

7) Able. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An able seaman is a skilled seaman. Such a man is termed an A.B. (Able-Bodied); unskilled seamen are called "boys" without regard to age. 1...

8) § 2. -able. 8. Word Formation. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The suffix -able, which forms adjectives, comes from the Latin suffix -abilis, meaning capable or worthy of. Thus a likable person is one who is capable of or worthy...

9) The World's Able Man. Part II. Penn, William. 1909-14. Fruits of Solitude. The Harvard Classics
...14. It is by some thought, the Character of an Able Man, to be Dark and not Understood. But I am sure that is not fair Play. 1 15. If he be so by Silence, t is better;...

10) Able-bodied Seaman. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A sailor of the first class. A crew is divided into three classes:-(1) able seamen, or skilled sailors, termed A.B.; (2) ordinary seamen; and (3) boys, which include...

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