Definition of capacity :
1. Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
2. 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.
3. Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
4. The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
5. The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; - used in reference to physical things.
potentiality, faculty, ability, capableness, depicted object, cleverness, sufficiency, retention, compass, mental object, expertness, cogency, quantity, capacitor, scope, position, spread, place, subject matter, space, latitude, readiness, skill, content, qualification, susceptibility, room, range, subject, energy, contentedness, job, cognitive content, capacitance, limit, mental ability, condenser, strength, capability, talent, sweep, electrical condenser, role, aptitude, dimensions, dexterity, contents, mass, force, might, electrical capacity, inclination, measure, potential, competence, efficacy, function, efficiency, grasp, reach, burden, message, power, competency, substance
intellect (part of speech: noun)
size (part of speech: noun)
- There is a limit to the capacity of a man to suffer, even if he be a great, strong brute like myself, and, Beulah, I have reached that limit. - "Friday, the Thirteenth", Thomas W. Lawson.
- Feeling, or capacity of feeling. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.
- No doubt they were interesting to her in her capacity of a novelist; but, as they were all of the same colour, and as their tendency was absolutely to destroy any belief she might have in virtue as an inherent quality in highly developed woman or honour in man, Augusta soon wearied of these chroniques scandaleuses. - "Mr. Meeson's Will", H. Rider Haggard.