1. Able to hold or contain; able to receive; sufficiently capacious; often followed by of; as, the room is not capable of receiving, or capable of holding the company.

2. Endued with power competent to the object; as, a man is capable of judging, or he is not capable.

3. Possessing mental powers; intelligent; able to understand, or receive into the mind; having a capacious mind; as a capable judge; a capable instructor.

4. Susceptible; as, capable of pain or grief.

5. Qualified for; susceptible of; as, a thing is capable of long duration; or it is capable of being colored or altered.

6. Qualified for, in a moral sense; having legal power or capacity; as, a bastard is not capable of inheriting an estate.

7. Hollow.