Meaning of “able” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈeɪbl/
be able to do sth

A2 to have the ability to do something or the possibility of doing something:

He'll be able to help you.
I wouldn't be able to come at that time anyway.
→ Opposite be unable to do sth

More examples

clever or good at doing something:

She's a very able student.
ably adverb

Ably assisted by her mother, she learnt how to make jam.

(Definition of “able” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)