Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

dirigible

play
adjective di·ri·gi·ble \ˈdir-ə-jə-bəl, də-ˈri-jə-\

Definition of dirigible

  1. :  capable of being steered



Origin and Etymology of dirigible

Latin dirigere


First Known Use: 1581


2

dirigible

noun di·ri·gi·ble

Definition of dirigible

  1. :  airship



Origin and Etymology of dirigible

dirigible (balloon)


First Known Use: 1885

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


DIRIGIBLE Defined for Kids

dirigible

play
noun di·ri·gi·ble \ˈdir-ə-jə-bəl, də-ˈri-jə-\

Definition of dirigible for Students

  1. :  airship




Learn More about dirigible


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dirigible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

rebellion megillah torrent interruption
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ