What does practicable mean?

Definitions for practicableˈpræk tɪ kə bəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operable, practicable(adj)

    usable for a specific purpose

    "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"

  2. feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workable(adj)

    capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are


  1. practicable(Adjective)

    Capable of being accomplished; feasible.

  2. practicable(Adjective)

    Serving a useful function; useful, functional or handy.

  3. practicable(Adjective)

    Available for use; accessible or employable.

  4. Origin: From praticable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practicable(adj)

    that may be practiced or performed; capable of being done or accomplished with available means or resources; feasible; as, a practicable method; a practicable aim; a practicable good

  2. Practicable(adj)

    capable of being used; passable; as, a practicable weapon; a practicable road


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of practicable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of practicable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Garcia:

    I have concluded that such a course of action would not be practicable in this case.

  2. Charles Cooley:

    No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.

  4. Kaisa Group:

    The company will continue its efforts to reach a consensual restructuring of its outstanding debts, the company hopes to enter into standstill agreements with certain of its offshore debt holders as soon as practicable.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity.

Images & Illustrations of practicable

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Translations for practicable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • realizable, alcanzableSpanish
  • so-yannooManx
  • toegankelijk, werkbaar, nuttig, bruikbaar, doenbaar, hanteerbaar, uitvoerbaar, functioneel, handigDutch
  • practicabil, funcțional, folosibil, funcționabilRomanian

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