Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an able manner; with ability.
  • The termination of adverbs from adjectives in -able.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an able manner; with great ability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with competence; in a competent capable manner

Etymologies

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From Middle English able + -ly

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