adjective com·pa·ra·ble \ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl also kəm-ˈpa-rə-bəl, -ˈper-ə-\

—used to say that two or more things are very similar and can be compared to each other

Full Definition of COMPARABLE

:  capable of or suitable for comparison
:  similar, like <fabrics of comparable quality>
com·pa·ra·ble·ness noun
com·pa·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of COMPARABLE

  1. <two comparable selections that are hard to choose between>

First Known Use of COMPARABLE

15th century
COMPARABLY Defined for Kids


adjective com·pa·ra·ble \ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl, -prə-bəl\

Definition of COMPARABLE for Kids

:  being similar or about the same <Every member of the group is comparable in age.>


Next Word in the Dictionary: comparable worthPrevious Word in the Dictionary: comparabilityAll Words Near: comparable
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears