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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. Nikki Haley:

    One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    When I'm in that area where there's a considerable degree of viral circulation, I might want to go the extra mile to be cautious enough to make sure that I get the extra added level of protection -- even though the vaccines themselves are highly effective.

  3. Suncor Chief Executive Steve Williams:

    It also represents an opportunity for investment in a financially stronger, more diversified and stable company that has considerable upside potential in a rising price environment, but can also deliver significant value, should oil prices stay lower for longer.

  4. Shohrat Zakir:

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

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    I ... call openly upon Russia to use its considerable influence over separatist leaders and to stop any form of military, political or financial support.

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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    • A. lumberman
    • B. whitewash
    • C. anil
    • D. sheath

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