What does considerable mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. considerable(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. considerable(Adjective)

    Significant; worth considering.

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

  2. considerable(Adjective)

    Large in amount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerable(adj)

    worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to

    Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

  2. Considerable(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. considrable.]

  3. Considerable(adj)

    of importance or value

    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

How to pronounce considerable?

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    Karen
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How to say considerable in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Michael Mina:

    Let's say it's a Monday or on Day Zero you get exposed. Day three, you might turn positive on a PCR later that night. Day three and a half or maybe early day four you might turn positive on an antigen test. And so, the whole idea of twice a week is to shave off a considerable part of people's infectious course, and so, if you're using it twice a week, even if you turn positive in the middle of your two tests, by the time you do test, especially because it's rapid, you'll be able to pull yourself out when you've only been spreading for one and a half or two days instead of five days and six days.

  2. Mira Rapp-Hooper:

    I do think surface to air missiles are a considerable development, if they have been deployed they are probably China's effort to signal a response to freedom-of navigation operations, but I don't think it is a totally unprecedented deployment.

  3. Dieter Helm:

    The heating story is the one that usually just gets neglected. It's in the box called' too difficult,' how are you going to heat your house and do your cooking without natural gas ? The answer to that question is at considerable expense.

  4. Alexander Budzier:

    For the more large-scale projects, there's considerable risk involved, we've seen that in most cases these risks are underestimated or not fully appreciated.

  5. Professor Richard Sanders:

    If we can get the density of this instrument just right, it will sit neither sinking nor floating. Now that's easy to say but it's actually a considerable challenge to do... They weigh about 100 kilograms and we need to ballast them to approximately better than one gram. So that's a considerable challenge. The way that we do that is by putting them in tanks of water... and adding weights until they're just sinking; at which point we know they have the same density as the water that they're sitting in.

Images & Illustrations of considerable

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