1. A word that is used in place of the letter "A" during communication.


  1. To make ready. <ref name=SOED/>
  2. To make capable; to enable. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. To dress. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. To vouch for; to guarantee. <ref name=SOED/>


  1. Easy to use.
  2. Suitable; competent. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. Liable to. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. <ref name=SOED/>
    I’ll see you as soon as I’m able.
    With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.
    I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.
    That cliff is able to be climbed.
  6. Having the physical strength; robust; healthy. <ref name=SOED/>
    After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.
  7. Rich; well-to-do. <ref name=SOED/>
    He was born to an able family.
  8. Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence. <ref name=SOED/>
    The chairman was also an able sailor.
  9. Legally qualified or competent. <ref name=SOED/>
    He is able to practice law in six states.
  10. Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. <ref name=SOED/>

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