What does the word capacity mean?

Usage examples for capacity

  1. Mr. H. accepted the appointment, and for some time traveled in that capacity. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. He has one rule of his life: he attempts to use every man of power, capacity, or influence within his reach. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  3. I hardly dare tell you what he said about my capacity to teach, you will think me so vain. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins