adjective pass·able \ˈpa-sə-bəl\

: capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on

: good enough : adequate or satisfactory

Full Definition of PASSABLE

a :  capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on <passable roads>
b :  capable of being freely circulated
:  good enough :  adequate
pass·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of PASSABLE

  1. The main road is passable but most others are still covered with snow.
  2. The river is passable during the summer months.
  3. He did a passable job with the assignment.
  4. She plays passable golf but prefers tennis.

First Known Use of PASSABLE

15th century

Rhymes with PASSABLE

PASSABLY Defined for Kids


adjective pass·able \ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of PASSABLE for Kids

:  fit to be traveled on <passable roads>
:  barely good enough <Meg's hair had been passable as long as she wore it tidily in braids. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>
pass·ably \-blē\ adverb


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