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

predicable

play
noun pred·i·ca·ble \ˈpre-di-kə-bəl\

Definition of predicable

  1. :  something that may be predicated; especially :  one of the five most general kinds of attribution in traditional logic that include genus, species, difference, property, and accident



Origin and Etymology of predicable

Medieval Latin praedicabile, from neuter of praedicabilis


First Known Use: 1551


2

predicable

adjective pred·i·ca·ble

Definition of predicable

  1. :  capable of being asserted



Origin and Etymology of predicable

Medieval Latin praedicabilis, from Late Latin praedicare to predicate


First Known Use: circa 1598

Rhymes with predicable


Learn More about predicable


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine frenetic melancholy lazy
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