1. (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability

- capable of winning

- capable of hard work

- capable of walking on two feet

Similar word(s): able, confident, surefooted, resourceful, competent

2. possibly accepting or permitting

- a passage capable of misinterpretation

Similar word(s): susceptible, open, subject

3. (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for

- no one believed her capable of murder

4. having the requisite qualities for

Similar word(s): adequate, equal

5. have the skills and qualifications to do things well

- a capable administrator

- children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

Similar word(s): competent, able

Sentences with capable as an adjective:

- She is capable and efficient.

- He does not need help; he is capable of eating on his own.

- As everyone knew, he was capable of violence when roused.

- That fact is not capable of proof.