What does adaptable mean?

Definitions for adaptable
əˈdæp tə bəladapt·able

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word adaptable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adaptableadjective

    capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

    "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"


  1. adaptableadjective

    Capable of adapting or of being adapted.


  1. adaptable

    Adaptable refers to having the ability or capacity to adjust or change oneself to suit different conditions, environments, or situations. It denotes flexibility and versatility to deal with unexpected challenges or changes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adaptableadjective

    capable of being adapted


  1. Adaptable

    Adjusting readily to different conditions.

How to pronounce adaptable?

How to say adaptable in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adaptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of adaptable in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth McGraw:

    The training we have developed is intended to teach skills that help participants recognize inflexible, rigid thought patterns and to substitute those patterns of thinking with more adaptable thoughts.

  2. Elias Schulze:

    Kenya and Nigeria are most obvious candidates from a macro perspective because they offer the desirable ingredients of an expanding middle-class, and a strong private sector backbone, they have a challenging but growingly sophisticated supply chain, and adaptable consumer tastes.

  3. David Tatum:

    They come from an environment that has trained them to think on their feet and be very adaptable.

  4. Charles Robert Darwin:

    It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent it is the one that is most adaptable to change.

  5. Anonymous:

    l'adaptabilité est le secret de la survie. Selon Charles Darwin, ni le plus fort ni le plus intelligent mais seulement les espèces les plus adaptables gagne à la fin. Alors faites de votre mieux pour être le plus adaptable, dans votre vie personnelle autant que dans les relations professionnelles. Qui est le secret de la survie et de succès!" - Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for adaptable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for adaptable »


Find a translation for the adaptable definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"adaptable." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/adaptable>.

Discuss these adaptable definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for adaptable? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
    A helm
    B reciprocal
    C evangelist
    D serendipity

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for adaptable: