|a.||1.||Fit; adapted; suitable.|
|2.||Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; |
|3.||Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; |
|4.||(Law) Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; |
|v. t.||1.||To make able; to enable; to strengthen.|
|2.||To vouch for.|
|Adj.||1.||able - (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.||able - 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.||able - 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.||able - having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"|
|(language)||ABLE - A simple language for accountants.|
["ABLE, The Accounting Language, Programming and Reference Manual," Evansville Data Proc Center, Evansville, IN, Mar 1975].
[Listed in SIGPLAN Notices 13(11):56 (Nov 1978)].