What does -able mean?

Definitions for -able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word -able.


  1. -able(Suffix)

    An adjective suffix, now usually in a passive sense; forms adjectives meaning possible, or fit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. -able

    an adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of -able in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of -able in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Craig McClain:

    We're not able to flesh that out.

  2. Interior Minister Barnard Cazeneuve:

    France was able to remain France.

  3. Buddha:

    He is able who thinks he is able.

  4. Ken Goldschneider:

    Children have got to be able to dream.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Nobody will be able to compete with us.

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