(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 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
compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
familiarize through thorough study or experience; "She versed herself in Roman archeology"
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"