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Definition of Ablest

Ablest
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.] A many man, to ben an abbot able. --Chaucer. 2. Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano. 3. Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech. No man wrote abler state papers. --Macaulay. 4. (Law) Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property. Note: Able for, is Scotticism. ``Hardly able for such a march.' --Robertson. Syn: Competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; capable; skillful; clever; vigorous; powerful.
Ablest
Abler A"bler, a., comp. of Able. -- A"blest, a., superl. of Able.

Meaning of Ablest from wikipedia

- "The Ablest Man in the World" is a short story by American journalist and author Edward Page Mitc****. It was written in 1879 and published unattributed...
- technocratic. Some uses of the word refer to a form of meritocracy, where the ablest are in charge, ostensibly without the influence of special interest groups...
- influence on his military thinking, saying in 1962 that "Fox Conner was the ablest man I ever knew." Conner's comment on Eisenhower was, "[He] is one of the...
- November 1876) was a British botanist. She has been described as "perhaps the ablest and most outstanding woman field botanist of her time". Anna was born in...
- Kingdom of Italy under his stepfather. Historians consider him one of the ablest of Napoleon's relatives. Eugène Rose de Beauharnais was born in Paris on...
- that we recede will be occupied by them. —  Charles Metcalfe, one of the ablest of the British Officials in India and later acting Governor-General, wrote...
- were perennially in financial trouble, unable to tap the wealth of those ablest to pay, and likely to stir up a costly revolt whenever they attempted to...
- po****r lore. Responding to the klephts' attacks, the Ottomans recruited the ablest amongst these groups, contracting Christian militias, known as "armatoloi"...
- "the pillar of [the Declaration's] support on the floor of Congress, [its] ablest advocate and defender against the multifarious ****aults it encountered."...
- formidable. If such was the case, he committed an error, such however as the ablest commanders will sometimes fall into." Lee himself concurred with this judgment...