adjective us·able \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

: capable of being used : in good enough condition to be used

Full Definition of USABLE

:  capable of being used
:  convenient and practicable for use
us·abil·i·ty \ˌyü-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
us·able·ness \ˈyü-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun
us·ably \-blē\ adverb

Variants of USABLE

us·able also use·able \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

Examples of USABLE

  1. Is any of this junk usable?
  2. <although the spade is usable as a snow shovel, it doesn't do a very good job>

First Known Use of USABLE

14th century

Rhymes with USABLE

USABLENESS Defined for Kids


adjective us·able \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of USABLE for Kids

:  suitable or fit for use <He saves things that might someday be usable.>


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