What does equable mean?

Definitions for equableˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word equable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equable(adj)

    not varying

    "an equable climate"

  2. equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placid(adj)

    not easily irritated

    "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"


  1. equable(Adjective)

    Unvarying, calm and steady; constant and uniform.

  2. equable(Adjective)

    Free from extremes of heat or cold.

  3. equable(Adjective)

    Not easily disturbed; tranquil.

  4. Origin: From aequabilis, from aequo, from aequus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equable(adj)

    equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; -- said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth; as, an equable plain or globe

  2. Equable(adj)

    uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; -- said of the feelings or temper

  3. Origin: [L. aequabilis, fr. aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus even, equal. See Equal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equable

    ē′kwa-bl, or ek′wa-bl, adj. equal and uniform: smooth: not variable: of even temper.—ns. Equabil′ity, E′quableness, the state or condition of being equable.—adv. E′quably. [L. æquabilisæquāreæquus, equal.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Jackson:

    Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.

  2. Washington Irving:

    An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

Images & Illustrations of equable

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Translations for equable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • спокоен, умерен, равномерен, уравновесенBulgarian
  • gelijkmatigDutch

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