Definitions for passableˈpæs ə bəl, ˈpɑ sə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pass•a•bleˈpæs ə bəl, ˈpɑ sə-(adj.)

  1. capable of being passed, penetrated, or crossed.

  2. marginally acceptable; adequate:

    a passable knowledge of French.

  3. capable of being circulated legally, as a coin.

  4. capable of being ratified or enacted:

    passable legislation.

Origin of passable:

1375–1425; late ME < MF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. passable(adj)

    able to be passed or traversed or crossed

    "the road is passable"

  2. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable(adj)

    about average; acceptable

    "more than adequate as a secretary"


  1. passable(Adjective)

    That may be passed or traversed.

  2. passable(Adjective)

    Tolerable; satisfactory; adequate.

  3. Origin: From passable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passable(adj)

    capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats

  2. Passable(adj)

    capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current

  3. Passable(adj)

    such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre

Translations for passable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fairly good

a passable tennis player.

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