(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"
make perfect or complete;
sharpen with a hone; "hone a knife"
in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote"
an argument in favor of a proposal
an athlete who plays for pay
in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
familiarize through thorough study or experience; "She versed herself in Roman archeology"
compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
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"