What does operable mean?

Definitions for operableˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operable(adj)

    capable of being treated by surgical operation

    "an operable cancer"

  2. functional, usable, useable, operable, operational(adj)

    fit or ready for use or service

    "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"

  3. operable, practicable(adj)

    usable for a specific purpose

    "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"


  1. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be operated or used

  2. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be put into operation; practicable

  3. operable(Adjective)

    Able to be treated by surgery


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of operable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of operable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Sumwalt:

    The only way that an operable train can accelerate would be if the engineer pushed the throttle forward.

  2. Stephanie Anastasiou:

    A business in Greece will not stop operating when there are customers to serve, such businesses have proven to be fully operable even in more difficult times during these past crisis years.

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