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ˈbæŋ kə bəlbank·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bankableadjective

    guaranteed to bring a profit

    "without bankable stars the film script aroused no interest"

  2. bankableadjective

    acceptable to or at a bank

    "bankable funds"


  1. bankableadjective

    Acceptable to a bank.

    a bankable check

  2. bankableadjective

    Certain to bring profit and success (especially in the entertainment industry).

  3. bankableadjective



  1. bankable

    In the film industry, a bankable star is an actor (movie star) "capable of guaranteeing box-office success simply by showing up in a movie." The bankability of an actor includes their films' box office track record, professional demeanor, and other factors. Hiring a bankable star helps a film company to secure investment, distribution, and garner media attention. Some bankable stars have so much star power that even films without a strong concept or "hook", such as a star vehicle film, is feasible to make. A bankable director is a similar notion.


  1. bankable

    Bankable refers to an entity, idea, or individual that possesses a high potential for success or profitability, thus being attractive to investors or lenders. It indicates a high degree of credibility, making it a desirable investment opportunity for banks or other financial institutions. It's commonly used in the entertainment industry to denote stars who can guarantee box-office success.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bankableadjective

    receivable at a bank

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bankable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bankable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bankable in a Sentence

  1. Shanker Singham:

    The fund could achieve substantial returns by investing in commercial projects at an early stage when no commercial investor can go in, it could use its money to make unbankable projects bankable.

  2. Jim Yong Kim:

    Right now we have to do everything we can to bring together the bankable (infrastructure) projects that even in a period of low growth will attract private investors.

  3. Nick Carpou:

    She is absolutely a bankable movie star, it’s another number one opening for her.

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