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Capacity meaning

capacity - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
  2. 2. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
  3. 3. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
  4. 4. Legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency.
  5. 5. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things.
  6. 6. Power of holding; mental power; character; position.

capacity - examples of usage

  1. I've found real things as a Tommy and I'm not going to start all over again to find them in another capacity." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. A sudden desire rushed through me to teach her- at any rate, to exert myself to the utmost to teach her- that her life was valuable to her for other things than the capacity it gave to work. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. 11, 273. What proportion does the salt put on board bear to the total capacity of the vessel? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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