Ables vs Bales - What's the difference?
As a verb ables
As a noun bales is
* (obsolete) hable
From (etyl), from .
(obsolete, passive) Easy to use.
* 1710 , Thomas Betterton, The life of Mr. Thomas Betterton, the late eminent tragedian. :
(obsolete, passive) Suitable; competent.
- As the hands are the most habil parts of the body...
* 2006 , Jon L. Wakelyn, America's Founding Charters: Primary Documents of Colonial and Revolutionary Era Governance, Volume 1 , Greenwood Publishing Group, pages 212:
(obsolete, dialectal, passive) Liable to.
- ...and for every able man servant that he or she shall carry or send armed and provided as aforesaid, ninety acres of land of like measure.
Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task. [ ]
Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. [ ]
- I’ll see you as soon as I’m able .
- With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.
- I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.
(obsolete, dialectal) Having the physical strength; robust; healthy.
- That cliff is able to be climbed.
(obsolete) Rich; well-to-do.
- After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able .
Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence.
- He was born to an able family.
(legal) Legally]] [[qualify, qualified or competent.
- The chairman was also an able sailor.
(nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman.
- He is able to practice law in six states.
* See also
* able seaman
* be able, be able to
From (etyl) ablen, from (etyl) able (adjective).
(obsolete) To make ready.
(obsolete) To make capable; to enable. [ ]
(obsolete) To dress. [ ]
(obsolete) To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm. [ ]
(obsolete) To vouch for; to guarantee. [ ]
- None does offend, none....I’ll able ’em.
A word that is used in place of the letter "A" during communication.