(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"
examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her"
cover with felt; "felt a cap"
grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his
have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
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
an argument in favor of a proposal
an athlete who plays for pay
in favor of (an action or proposal etc.); "a pro vote"
in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
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"
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"
an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service