(usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; "able to swim"; "she was able to program her computer"; "we were at last able to buy a car"; "able to get a grant for the project"
having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; "able to learn"; "human beings are able to walk on two feet"; "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"
have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"
having a strong healthy body; "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"
be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
cover with felt; "felt a cap"
be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"; "She felt sad after her loss"
mat together and make felt-like; "felt the wool"
have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fi
perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"
know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"
be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's ti
in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote"
an argument in favor of a proposal
an athlete who plays for pay
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
have flavor; taste of something
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
a person who has served in the armed forces
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
rendered competent through trial and experience; "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"