adjective \ˈpər-vē-əs\

Definition of PERVIOUS

:  accessible <pervious to reason>
:  permeable <pervious soil>
per·vi·ous·ness noun

Examples of PERVIOUS

  1. <the new road has a pervious surface that will cut down on the amount of water that collects on it during heavy rains>

Origin of PERVIOUS

Latin pervius, from per- through + via way — more at per-, way
First Known Use: circa 1614


Next Word in the Dictionary: perwitsky
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pervicacy
All Words Near: pervious

Seen & Heard

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

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More