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We have found multiple words able. Choose the one you are looking for and click on the link in its Dictionary entry column to see its detailed etymology.

Dictionary entry Language Definition
able English (Adjective) (legal) Legally qualified or competent. [First attested in the early 18th century.]. (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. [First attested in the late [...](legal) Legally qualified or competent. [First attested in the early 18th century.]. (nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman. [First attested in the late [...]
able English (Verb) (transitive, obsolete) To dress. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 15th century.]. (transitive, obsolete) To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. [Attested from around [...](transitive, obsolete) To dress. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 15th century.]. (transitive, obsolete) To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. [Attested from around [...]

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