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ability

 
Noun ability has 2 senses
  1. ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
    --1 is a kind of
    quality
    Antonyms: inability, unfitness
    --1 has particulars:
     adaptability; sensitivity, sensitiveness; competence, competency; form; interoperability; magical ability, magical power; Midas touch; penetration; physical ability; contractility; capability, capableness; totipotency, totipotence
  2. ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
    --2 is a kind of cognition, knowledge, noesis
    Antonyms: inability
    --2 has particulars:
     know-how; leadership; intelligence; aptitude; capacity, mental ability; creativity, creativeness, creative thinking; originality; skill, science; skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment; hand; superior skill; faculty, mental faculty, module
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