able


able
[ʹeıb(ə)l] a
1. 1) способный, обладающий способностью

to be able to ... - мочь ..., быть в состоянии /в силах/ ...

the baby is able to walk already - ребёнок уже научился ходить

as I had money I was able to help her - у меня были деньги, и я имел возможность ей помочь

shall /will/ you be able to come? - вы сможете прийти?

you are better able to do it than I am - у вас это лучше получится, чем у меня

able to pay - платёжеспособный

as one is able - по мере сил

2) крепкий, здоровый; годный

he is old but still quite able - он стар, по ещё крепок

able to perform military service - годный к военной службе

2. 1) способный, талантливый

able actor - способный актёр

able speech - талантливая речь

he is the most able /the ablest/ man I know - он самый способный /умный/ человек из всех, кого я знаю

2) компетентный, квалифицированный, умелый

able lawyer - знающий адвокат

able direction - компетентное руководство

3. юр. компетентный, правоспособный

able in mind - (находящийся) в здравом рассудке

4. мор. обладающий хорошими мореходными качествами

able seaman = able-bodied seaman [см. able-bodied]

able rating - мор. матрос (в ВМС)


Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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  • -able — ♦ Élément, du lat. abilis, signifiant « qui peut être » (récupérable, ministrable) ou moins souvent « qui donne », « enclin à » (secourable, pitoyable). able Suffixe, du lat. abilis, qui peut être (ex. faisable, mangeable) ou enclin à être ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Able — may refer to:In science and technology: * ABLE (nuclear weapon), a U.S. 1946 nuclear weapon test series * ABLE (programming language), a simplified programming language * Able space probes, probes in the Pioneer program * Able, one of the first… …   Wikipedia

  • -able — able, ible 1. general. These two suffixes are derived from Latin endings abilis and ibilis, either directly or through Old French. Of the two, able is an active suffix that can be freely added to the stems of transitive verbs, whereas the set of… …   Modern English usage

  • Able — A ble, a. [comp. {Abler}; superl. {Ablest}.] [OF. habile, L. habilis that may be easily held or managed, apt, skillful, fr. habere to have, hold. Cf. {Habile} and see {Habit}.] 1. Fit; adapted; suitable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A many man, to ben… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able — ● able nom masculin (latin albulus, blanchâtre) Poisson d eau douce (cyprinidé), voisin de l ablette. ⇒ABLE, subst. masc. A. ICHTYOL. Terme générique désignant une variété de poissons d eau douce (cyprinidés) et de couleur claire. B. Poisson… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • able to — The construction to be able to (do something), with an active to infinitive, is a natural part of the language, extending to inanimate as well as animate subjects • (By his proceeding to the beach…the next phase of the attack was able to proceed… …   Modern English usage

  • -able — a*ble ( [.a]*b l). [F. able, L. abilis.] An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able — adj 1: possessed of needed powers or of needed resources to accomplish an objective able to perform under the contract 2: having freedom from restriction or obligation or from conditions preventing an action able to vote 3: legally qualified:… …   Law dictionary

  • able — able, capable, competent, qualified are close synonyms when they denote having marked power or fitness for work and are used attributively. Placed after the noun, able (followed by to and infinitive) and capable (followed by of) suggest mere… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • able — [ā′bəl] adj. abler [ā′blər] ablest [ā′bləst] [ME < OFr hable, habile < L habilis, easily handled, apt < habere, to have, hold: see HABIT] 1. having enough power, skill, etc. to do something [able to read] 2. having much power of mind;… …   English World dictionary

  • Able — de Heckel Able de Heckel …   Wikipédia en Français

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