con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : capable of being converted a bond convertible to 12 shares of common stock
2 : having a top that may be lowered or removed convertible coupe



Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something convertible especially : a convertible automobile

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Other Words from convertible


convertibility \ kən-​ˌvər-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce convertibility (audio) \ noun
convertibleness \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce convertibleness (audio) \ noun
convertibly \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​blē How to pronounce convertibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of convertible in a Sentence


The bonds are convertible into stock.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Minnie and Mickey Mouse riding on the back of a convertible. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "Camels on Calle Ocho? That’s normal for the Three Kings Parade.," 14 Jan. 2018 Truth be told, Google never really embraced Android on tablets, and Chrome OS is better suited for a convertible laptop form factor. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google won't be making its own Android or Chrome OS tablets any more," 20 June 2019 As royal jewel expert The Court Jeweller points out, the Stuart Tiara is actually convertible, and a few of the piece's most gigantic stones can be taken out and worn as earrings. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Wears a Show-Stopping Hat to Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 The Mercedes, a silver hardtop convertible SL500, was supposed to be a gift to themselves, a way to celebrate their upcoming move from Maricopa to the Big Island. Robert Anglen,, "Used-car nightmare: Arizona dealer didn't pay off trades or transfer title to buyers," 17 June 2019 Those with access to convertible pesos are fueling a rising entrepreneurial class. Tovin Lapan, Fortune, "Was the Old Cuba Playbook Worth Dusting Off?," 11 June 2019 The Travis Everett band was playing when Allford drove her convertible Fiat Spider 124 past barriers, hitting at least two people, the sheriff’s office said. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Bundles of cash fell from under her dress as deputies closed in," 11 June 2019 Powerful yet slim and built with a convertible hinge design so it can be used like a tablet, this laptop is a great selection for grads, especially those going back to school in the fall. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 20 best high school graduation gifts of 2019," 7 June 2019 Without a fully convertible currency, China is in just about the exact opposite position. Therese Shaheen, National Review, "China’s ‘New Long March’," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For most convertibles, the weight limit is 40 pounds, but now there are some seats that go as high as 50 pounds for rear-facing, which could keep an average 4-year-old rear-facing. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Who’s the safest passenger in the vehicle? Keep your baby rear-facing as long as possible," 24 Apr. 2018 That test flight put SpaceX founder Musk’s red Tesla convertible into an orbit stretching past Mars. Washington Post, "SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites," 25 June 2019 Only 700 models of the 1969 Plymouth GTX convertibles exist. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan sheriff auctioning rare abandoned '69 Plymouth GTX convertible," 5 June 2019 Carbon bracing in the tunnel and carbon-fiber braces in the engine bay also contribute torsional stiffness, always a concern in convertibles. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Costs Almost $27,000 More than the Coupe," 30 May 2019 Today, the company announced a new convertible in the line—the Spectre Folio—that doesn't fit the traditional two-in-one mold. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP attempts to refresh the two-in-one with the leather-and-metal Spectre Folio," 1 Oct. 2018 Her latest music video features the 31-year-old artist being driven in a classic convertible in the desert at dusk by an invisible source. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kesha Stands With DREAMers in New Video for 'Hymn': Watch," 31 May 2018 That's exactly the market share for convertibles in Europe, as well as the world, according to analysts at IHS Automotive. Fox News, "Five highlights from the Frankfurt auto show," 17 Sep. 2015 Mustang convertibles especially always want to race me. Popular Mechanics, "My GM Syclone Pickup Was a Sleeper Supercar," 8 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of convertible


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1615, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be changed into another form



English Language Learners Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: a car with a roof that can be lowered or removed


con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvərt-ə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Kids Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: possible to change in form or use



Kids Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an automobile with a top that can be raised, lowered, or removed
2 : something that can be changed into a different form

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