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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pref•er•a•bleˈprɛf ər ə bəl, ˈprɛf rə- or, often, prɪˈfɜr-(adj.)

  1. more desirable.

  2. worthy to be preferred.

Origin of preferable:

1640–50; < F préférable


Princeton's WordNet

  1. preferably, sooner, rather(adverb)

    more readily or willingly

    "clean it well, preferably with warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd sooner die than give up"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. preferably(adverb)ˈprɛf ər ə bəl, ˈprɛf rə- or, often, prɪˈfɜr-

    indicates what sb thinks is better or more appropriate

    We need to start, preferably soon.


  1. preferably(Adverb)

    In preference; by choice; in a preferable manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preferably(adverb)

    in preference; by choice

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