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kənˈvɜr tə bəlcon·vert·ible

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convertiblenoun

    a car that has top that can be folded or removed

  2. convertible, convertible securitynoun

    a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)

  3. convertible, sofa bedadjective

    a sofa that can be converted into a bed

  4. convertible, exchangeableadjective

    capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value

    "convertible securities"

  5. convertibleadjective

    designed to be changed from one use or form to another

    "a convertible sofa"; "a convertible coupe"

  6. convertible, transformable, translatable, transmutableadjective

    capable of being changed in substance as if by alchemy

    "is lead really transmutable into gold?"; "ideas translatable into reality"


  1. convertiblenoun

    A car whose roof can be removed or folded

  2. convertiblenoun

    A hybrid security that can be converted into stock

  3. convertibleadjective

    Able to be converted

  4. convertibleadjective

    Capable of being turned or rotated

  5. convertibleadjective

    Capable of being exchanged or interchanged, reciprocal, interchangeable

  6. convertibleadjective

    Having the right to be converted into a different security, usually common stock, at the holder's option

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Convertibleadjective

    Etymology: from convert.

    Minerals are not convertible into another species, though of the same genus; nor are they reducible into another genus. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    The gall is not an alcali; but it is alcalescent, conceptible and convertible into a corrosive alcali. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Though it be not the real essence of any substance, it is the specifick essence, to which our name belongs, and is convertible with it. John Locke.

    Many, that call themselves Protestants, look upon our worship to be idolatrous as well as that of the Papists, and put prelacy and popery together, as terms convertible. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Convertible

    A convertible or cabriolet () is a passenger car that can be driven with or without a roof in place. The methods of retracting and storing the roof vary among eras and manufacturers. A convertible car's design allows an open-air driving experience, with the ability to provide a roof when required. A potential drawback of convertibles is their reduced structural rigidity (requiring significant engineering and modification to counteract the effects of removing a car's roof).The majority of convertible roofs are of a folding construction framework with the actual top made from cloth or other fabric. Other types of convertible roofs include retractable hardtops (often constructed from metal or plastic) and detachable hardtops (where a metal or plastic roof is manually removed and often stored in the trunk).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convertibleadjective

    capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable

  2. Convertibleadjective

    capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal; interchangeable

  3. Etymology: [L. convertibilis: cf. F. convertible.]


  1. Convertible

    A convertible is a type of automobile of various automobile body styles that can convert from open-air mode to a provisional enclosed mode. Roof designs have varied widely and have evolved from the earliest models, where roofs were demountable and/or detachable. Contemporary roofs are often hinged to fold away, either into a recess behind the rear seats or into the boot or trunk of the vehicle. The roof may operate either manually or automatically via hydraulic or electrical actuators, and the roof itself may be constructed of soft or rigid material. Soft-tops are made of vinyl, canvas or other textile material, while hard-tops are made of steel, aluminum, plastic or other rigid materials. Convertibles may also be called drop top, rag top, roadster, cabriolet or cabrio. Hard-top convertibles may be called coupé cabriolet, coupé convertible, retractable hardtop or, when equipped with two seats, coupé roadster/roadster coupé.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convertible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convertible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of convertible in a Sentence

  1. David Binnion:

    With the new listed companies, as they look to raise growth capital going forward, they will look at convertible bonds as well as equity to decide what they want to do. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a more diverse sector representation beyond just the developers.

  2. Thomas Graff:

    A convertible would make a lot more sense given where they are.

  3. Kenneth Blanco:

    It (travel rule) applies to CVCs (convertible virtual currencies) and we expect that you will comply period, that's what our expectation is. You will comply. I don't know what the shock is. This is nothing new.

  4. Artur Piasecki:

    Bearing in mind the trajectory of rates and higher spreads, we expect the issuance for convertible bonds to increase this year.

  5. Jim Sanford:

    This very quickly dematerializes from a growth story into a company that's really standing still, just looking to right its capital structure, there's not a lot of equity and market cap to go to, to issue equities and convertible bonds against.

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