con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl \

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 \ noun
convertibleness \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
convertibly \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of convertible in a Sentence


The bonds are convertible into stock.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Miller Park, with its convertible roof, was opened in 2001 and replaced Milwaukee County Stadium. Andrew Wagner, The Seattle Times, "Insurance giant takes over naming rights for Brewers stadium," 22 Jan. 2019 The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. Fox News, "Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks," 18 Sep. 2018 That unpolished aesthetic makes gaming laptops perfect for zany convertible designs. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Bring on the Wacky Convertible Gaming Laptops," 7 Jan. 2019 Cash was stolen from a vehicle entered by damaging the convertible’s top. Washington Post, "Loudoun County crime report," 9 May 2018 The convertible top opens with one touch in 15 seconds and closes in 18 seconds, at speeds up to 31 mph. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Audi’s fun, sporty S5 Cabriolet gets a redesign for 2018, starts at $62,300 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Mar. 2018 Custom wrapped convertible @bmw with custom interior for our talented friend @itsjojosiwa A couple of hours later, Justin commented on their page and things kind of went off from there. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Justin Bieber Came For Jojo Siwa On Instagram and Her Response Was Epic," 31 Dec. 2018 HP’s flagship HP Spectre x360 13 convertible laptop has previously won PCWorld’s Editor’s Choice award on the strength of its frequent, substantive improvements. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP Spectre x360 13 (2018) hands on: 'Whiskey Lake' power sits alongside 22 hours of battery life," 23 Oct. 2018 Other clips show Kardashian West and Pippen driving around Miami with the convertible's top down, listening to Maroon 5 and discussing how orange the paparazzi's camera flashes will make their spray tans appear. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kim Kardashian West Debuted a Long, Neon-Green Wig While Partying in Miami," 17 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Models flaunted the pieces in the best way—while parading among old-school Cadillacs and lowrider convertibles and passing around blunts, according to The Cut. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Snoop Dogg's First Fashion Show Will Give You FOMO," 13 June 2017 Each of the items is beyond adorable, and perfect for hanging out in your Dreamhouse, riding around in a pink convertible, or pursuing a career as a veterinarian/business executive/astronaut/rockstar. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "NCLA Launched a Collection of Barbie-Inspired Beauty Products," 16 Nov. 2018 Those investors buy convertibles while taking a short position in the stock of the issuing company. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Rising Rates Revitalize Convertible-Bond Sales," 10 Dec. 2018 Police in Billesley, U.K. pulled over an Opel Astra convertible last week with the top down and a mattress sticking out of it. Fox News, "Cops stop car with mattress in passenger seat," 9 Aug. 2018 One day, a woman drove up to the shop in a brand new Rolls-Royce convertible. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "Tony Robbins Talks About His Best—and Worst—Financial Bets," 19 Oct. 2018 And in the center of this circle is four-year-old Patrick, who has just climbed behind the wheel of a brand new red convertible. Kate Horowitz, Popular Mechanics, "Why Power Wheels Are the Perfect Physical Therapy Tool for Kids," 9 Aug. 2016 Jamie Chua/Instagram Jamie Chua, a Singaporean Instagram influencer and multimillionaire, recently posted a photo of herself tumbling out of a pink convertible. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "The #FallingStars challenge highlights extreme wealth — and extreme inequality," 26 Oct. 2018 The magnesium frame bonded to the leather lid is lighter, helping the Spectre Folio avoid the top-heavy feel of some convertibles. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Spectre Folio is a leather-clad laptop that's luxurious," 1 Oct. 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 \

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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