1. Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; .
2. Have the skills and qualifications to do things well; SYN. capable.
3. Having a strong healthy body; SYN. able-bodied.
4. (Usually followed by 'to') Having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
ETYM French adroit; ŕ (Latin ad) = droit straight, right, from Latin directus, p. p. of dirigere. Related to Direct.
1. Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.
2. Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; SYN. clever, ingenious.
ETYM French apte, Latin aptus, from obsolete apere to fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf. Skr. âpta fit, from âp to reach attain.
1. Mentally quick and resourceful; SYN. clever.
2. (Usually followed by 'to') Naturally disposed toward; SYN. disposed, given, minded, tending.
3. At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; SYN. liable.
ETYM French capable, Late Lat. capabilis capacious, capable, from Latin caper to take, contain. Related to Heave.
1. ('capable' is usually followed by 'of' or 'to') Possibly accepting or permitting; SYN. open to, subject to.
2. (Followed by 'of') Having the temperament or inclination for.
3. (Usually followed by 'of') Having capacity or ability.
ETYM French compétent, p. pr. of compéter to be in the competency of, Late Lat. competere to strive after together, to agree with; hence, to be fit. Related to Compete.
1. Adequate for the purpose.
2. Properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient.
3. Sufficiently skillful, knowledgeable, qualified, etc.; capable, effective.
4. Law, legally qualified; belonging by right (to).
5. Law, legal qualification or capacity; income, especially unearned, sufficient to live on; ability of embryonic tissue to react to external conditions.
1. Declared such by judicial construction or interpretation
2. Of or relating to construction or creation
3. Promoting improvement or development
ETYM Latin efficiens, -entis, p. pr. of efficere to effect: cf. French efficient. Related to Effect.
Being effective without wasting time or effort or expense.
ETYM Latin aequalis, from aequus even, equal; akin to Skr. eka, and perh. to Latin unus for older oinos one, Eng. one.
Well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another.
ETYM Latin potens, -entis, p. pr. of posse to be able, to have power, from potis able, capable (akin to Skr. pati master, lord) + esse to be. Related to Host a landlord, Am, Despot, Podesta, Possible, Power, Puissant.
1. Having or wielding force or authority; SYN. strong.
2. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect; SYN. strong.
3. (Of a male) Able to copulate; SYN. virile.
1. Having great power or force or potency or effect
2. Leading to many or important deductions
Capable; able; skilled, well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge
1. Meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task.
2. (Law) Legally qualified.
3. Limited or restricted; not absolute.
ETYM Written also skilful.
1. Having, or displaying, skill; able in management.
2. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.