convertible

adjective
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

convertible

noun

Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something convertible especially : a convertible automobile

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Other words from convertible

Adjective

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

Adjective

The bonds are convertible into stock.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Their system of hedging an array of stock positions with warrants and convertible bonds struck Mr. Elden as better than trying to pick stocks. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Richard Elden Used Newspaper Skills to Find Best Bets in Hedge Funds," 13 July 2018 When introduced, a convertible five-passenger touring car cost $850 ($22,471 today). Casey Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Driving the Ford Model T through 110 years of American audacity," 3 July 2018 The $2000 starting plan opens a stable of models, like the 4-series coupe and convertible; 5-series sedan; X5 SUV; and what may be BMW’s best performance bargain to date, the M2 coupe. Clifford Atiyeh, Fox News, "BMW lets Nashville residents drive a different new car every day," 4 Apr. 2018 Long convertible backpack straps and stout leather handles put an end to awkward juggling. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Our Favorite Travel Gear of All Time," 1 July 2018 Large numbers of Deutsche Bank executives and traders are jumping ship, including most of the convertible-bond trading desk. Steven Arons, Bloomberg.com, "Why Deutsche Bank Can’t Just Shake Off Its Problems," 24 June 2018 Twitter is the latest in a long line of tech companies issuing convertible bonds. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Under pressure, Trump changes his border policy," 21 June 2018 The shares of the two operating companies aren’t convertible and the value of a single share in each company must remain equal. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Goodbye London: Unilever Set to Lose Its Place in the FTSE 100," 14 June 2018 On a perfect summer night, a motorhead friend from high school picked me up in his father’s old convertible Alfa Romeo Spider. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Many people work hard to avoid the homeless. These volunteers embrace them," 7 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The white Audi convertible was wrapped in a ribbon and clearly part of the festivities. Fox News, "Couple gets 'parking ticket' at their own wedding," 27 June 2018 WAUKESHA - Alongside the typical mix of minivans and other family vehicles, a white Lexus convertible pulls up to John's Root Beer drive-in restaurant on Arcadian Avenue. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha customers helped save John's Root Beer in 2017. Now John is looking for a better season free of road construction," 30 May 2018 Some of my other favorites from today’s line up include a custom antique Sinclair tow truck, a classic convertible Jaguar, and a custom Lincoln convertible. Houston Chronicle, "Mecum Auctions brings some of the best vehicles around the globe to auction," 7 Apr. 2018 The latest Dorian music video, premiering on Billboard today (July 5), begins with scenes from a sunny Los Angeles and a white convertible. Justino Aguila, Billboard, "Dorian Does L.A., Explores Deep Friendships in 'Algunos Amigos' Video: Premiere," 5 July 2018 Past drives drew nearly 200 vehicles, but Egdorf said high temperatures likely kept many drivers away as some have convertibles and antique vehicles with no air conditioning. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Drivin' the Dixie showcases historic Southland highway: 'There’s a romance to it'," 16 June 2018 Avoid open vehicles such as convertibles, motorcycles, and golf carts. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lightning can cause wildfires — and death — in a flash," 8 July 2018 Parade participants included Parkville's mayor, Nan Johnston, in a blue convertible; a cannon hauled by a white GMC truck; the rotary club; candidates for local elections; Miss Teen Missouri Chloe Bartlett and, most popular with the kids, clowns. Cortlynn Stark, Hana Muslic, Katie Bernard And Edward Mckinley, kansascity, "From Prairie Village to Parkville, KC area celebrates the Fourth," 4 July 2018 An immaculate white convertible — the BMW of its day — and well out of the reach of a pack of teenage Orange toughs. Longreads, "The Cold War and its Fallout," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of convertible

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1615, in the meaning defined above

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convertible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be changed into another form

convertible

noun

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

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

convertible

adjective
con·vert·ible | \ kən-ˈvərt-ə-bəl \

Kids Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: possible to change in form or use

convertible

noun

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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