able

['eɪbl]
прил.
1) способный, обладающий способностью, умеющий, имеющий возможность (сделать что-л.)

insofar as I am able — насколько я могу

to be able (to do smth) — мочь, уметь, быть в состоянии (сделать что-л.)

I had never really been able to believe that someone might want to kill me. — Я так и не смог поверить, что кто-то может иметь желание убить меня.

2)
а) компетентный, знающий, квалифицированный

Robinson was an able engineer and administrator. — Робинсон был квалифицированным инженером и администратором.

Syn:
б) искусный, умелый

Mike was by no means so able a boxer as his opponent. — Майк был отнюдь не таким умелым боксёром, как его соперник.

Syn:
3) способный, талантливый

The University acts as a magnet not only for a wide range of able students from across the UK, but world-wide. — Университет притягивает к себе не только широкий круг талантливых студентов из Великобритании, но и со всего мира.

Syn:
4) юр. правоспособный, дееспособный

able to pay — платёжеспособный

Gram:
[ref dict="LingvoGrammar (En-Ru)"]can, could, be able to: ability[/ref]

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

Смотреть что такое "able" в других словарях:

  • -able — ♦ Élément, du lat. abilis, signifiant « qui peut être » (récupérable, ministrable) ou moins souvent « qui donne », « enclin à » (secourable, pitoyable). able Suffixe, du lat. abilis, qui peut être (ex. faisable, mangeable) ou enclin à être ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Able — may refer to:In science and technology: * ABLE (nuclear weapon), a U.S. 1946 nuclear weapon test series * ABLE (programming language), a simplified programming language * Able space probes, probes in the Pioneer program * Able, one of the first… …   Wikipedia

  • -able — able, ible 1. general. These two suffixes are derived from Latin endings abilis and ibilis, either directly or through Old French. Of the two, able is an active suffix that can be freely added to the stems of transitive verbs, whereas the set of… …   Modern English usage

  • Able — A ble, a. [comp. {Abler}; superl. {Ablest}.] [OF. habile, L. habilis that may be easily held or managed, apt, skillful, fr. habere to have, hold. Cf. {Habile} and see {Habit}.] 1. Fit; adapted; suitable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A many man, to ben… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able — ● able nom masculin (latin albulus, blanchâtre) Poisson d eau douce (cyprinidé), voisin de l ablette. ⇒ABLE, subst. masc. A. ICHTYOL. Terme générique désignant une variété de poissons d eau douce (cyprinidés) et de couleur claire. B. Poisson… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • able to — The construction to be able to (do something), with an active to infinitive, is a natural part of the language, extending to inanimate as well as animate subjects • (By his proceeding to the beach…the next phase of the attack was able to proceed… …   Modern English usage

  • -able — a*ble ( [.a]*b l). [F. able, L. abilis.] An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able — adj 1: possessed of needed powers or of needed resources to accomplish an objective able to perform under the contract 2: having freedom from restriction or obligation or from conditions preventing an action able to vote 3: legally qualified:… …   Law dictionary

  • able — able, capable, competent, qualified are close synonyms when they denote having marked power or fitness for work and are used attributively. Placed after the noun, able (followed by to and infinitive) and capable (followed by of) suggest mere… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • able — [ā′bəl] adj. abler [ā′blər] ablest [ā′bləst] [ME < OFr hable, habile < L habilis, easily handled, apt < habere, to have, hold: see HABIT] 1. having enough power, skill, etc. to do something [able to read] 2. having much power of mind;… …   English World dictionary

  • Able — de Heckel Able de Heckel …   Wikipédia en Français

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