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

Adjective The bonds are convertible into stock.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That includes the investors who bought into a €900 million tranche of Wirecard’s convertible bonds. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Coronavirus fears are beginning to crash the great stock markets party," 24 June 2020 The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 starts at $88,150 while the convertible Boxster GTS 4.0 is priced starting at $90,250. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS 4.0 Priced under $91,000," 24 June 2020 Picture a cute convertible for rolling down Highway One or a sturdy SUV for tackling mountain roads. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "What to Know If You're Planning a Road Trip This Summer," 19 June 2020 Laptop: Check out this 15.6-inch convertible laptop. Mark Heim |, al, "Father’s Day gifts: Best Buy one-day sale has deals on laptops, TVs, more," 17 June 2020 The company earlier this year raised $862.5 million in convertible debt and plans to spend money on advertising, branding, research and development and hiring. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "At Slack, Winning New Users Is Balanced Against Collecting Belated Payments," 16 June 2020 This classy ultralight convertible laptop will look equally at home in a corporate boardroom, a dorm room, or within the open-brick décor of a high-tech startup. Martin Casserly & Hp, PCWorld, "Dads and Grads Gift Guide: Tech Deals at," 12 June 2020 Analysts often cite Singapore's convertible currency and favorable regulatory environment as positives for foreign companies. Laura He, CNN, "Hong Kong has only one real rival for businesses thinking about leaving," 10 June 2020 The 2021 Chevy Corvette will once again start at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the convertible, with production of the new model year scheduled to start later this year. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2021 Chevy Corvette Holds the Line on Base Price, Orders Open Next Month," 10 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And unlike muscular, high-horsepower Corvette and Mustang convertibles that need more acreage to stretch their V-8 legs, Miata can be flung around on small rural roads with plenty of room to spare. cleveland, "Mazda’s sporty MX-5 Miata is a great escape (review)," 30 May 2020 The race and its monthlong activities—practice laps, qualifying, the queen and her court waving from convertibles in a... Daniel Lee, WSJ, "Gentlemen, Don’t Start Your Engines," 22 May 2020 Beauty queens posed next to convertibles on the turntable for promotional photos. Douglas C. Towne, azcentral, "A car dealer's 'spectacular' 24-foot turntable for autos once graced Central," 30 Apr. 2020 This plant just south of Detroit will build a new version of the Mustang, including several derivatives, probably including specialty models like the Bullitt and Shelby Cobra, in addition to Mustang coupes and convertibles. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what the Ford-UAW contract reveals about products on the way," 16 Nov. 2019 As if that wasn’t attractive enough, the government gave tax breaks for investments in Kosdaq stock and convertibles. Washington Post, "Hedge Funds Hurt by Seoul’s Too-Good-to-Fail Bonds," 21 Oct. 2019 In 2002 Ford revived the Thunderbird after a five-year gap with a gorgeous retro convertible that recalled the 1950s and wowed the auto press. Andrew Moseman, Fortune, "When reinventing a classic car name works—and why it fails," 7 Apr. 2020 The slopes of Golden Gate Park were blanketed with drumming corps, students dressed as redcoats played war among the eucalypti, and beauties with long white gloves waved from convertibles bedecked with paper flowers. Daniel Mason, The Atlantic, "For the Union Dead," 6 Apr. 2020 Now at 50, the superstar shows off her tousled locks in front of palm trees and red convertibles for a Hollywood glam campaign. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Jennifer Lopez Channels Madonna in Glamorous Guess & Marciano Worldwide Campaign: See the Pics," 14 Jan. 2020

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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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“Convertible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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