Definition of Ability in English :

Define Ability in English

Ability meaning in English

Meaning of Ability in English

Pronunciation of Ability in English

Ability pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ability in English


see synonyms of ability


1. ability

the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment

2. ability, power

possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

Example Sentences:
'danger heightened his powers of discrimination'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ability
noun plural -ties
possession of the qualities required to do something; necessary skill, competence, or power
the ability to cope with a problem
considerable proficiency; natural capability
a man of ability
3. (plural)
special talents

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see synonyms of ability
nounWord forms: plural aˈbilities
a being able; power to do (something physical or mental)
skill, expertness, or talent

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see synonyms of ability
Ability, inclination, or suitability for a specified action or condition: teachability.
n. pl. a·bil·i·ties
a. The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something.
b. A skill, talent, or capacity: a student of many abilities.
2. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to a specified treatment: the ability of a computer to be configured for use as a file server. See Usage Note at able.

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