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Definitions for considerable
kənˈsɪd ər ə bəlcon·sid·er·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. considerableadjective

    large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

    "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"


  1. considerableadjective

    Significant; worth considering.

    I've spent a considerable amount of time on this.

  2. considerableadjective

    Large in amount.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Considerableadjective

    Etymology: from consider.

    Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration. John Tillotson.

    It is considerable that some urns have had inscriptions on them, expressing that the lamps were burning. John Wilkins.

    Men considerable in all worthy professions, eminent in many ways of life. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    I am so considerable a man, that I cannot have less than forty shillings a year. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 1.

    Christ, instead of applauding St. Peter’s zeal, upbraided his absurdity that could think his mean aids considerable to him, who could command legions of angels to his rescue. Dec. of Pi.

    In painting, not every action nor every person is considerable enough to enter into the cloth. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Many can make themselves masters of as considerable estates as those who have the greatest portions of land. Addison.

    Many had brought in very considerable sums of money. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Those earthy particles, when they came to be collected, would constitute a body of a very considerable thickness and solidity. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerableadjective

    worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to

  2. Considerableadjective

    of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons

  3. Considerableadjective

    of importance or value

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1020

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2449

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'considerable' in Adjectives Frequency: #127

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of considerable in a Sentence

  1. International Development Secretary Justine Greening:

    The UK cannot disease-proof every developing country in the world from potential unprecedented outbreaks, but we can offer our full support when they strike, as we did in Sierra Leone before any other country and at considerable risk to British lives, everyone agrees that the World Health Organization should have reacted faster and the global system must reform to improve collective detection and reaction.

  2. Kingston Reif:

    Over the past decade, it has invested considerable resources in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and undertaken extensive nuclear and missile testing in order to realize the capability to threaten the Kingston Reif homeland with missile attack. As a result, North Korea has neared the time when it could credibly do so.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.

  4. Shohrat Zakir:

    I can say 90 % of them have found suitable and enjoyable jobs that bring them considerable income.

  5. Toshiba Chief Executive Masashi Muromachi:

    We expect to see considerable demand for new plants globally as part of an effort to address global warming, if we can maintain our competitiveness, we are confident that our nuclear business will grow big.

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. guts
    • B. abdomen
    • C. substitute
    • D. empire

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