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

He was whisked to and from a bevy of events all weekend., and rode in a convertible in a parade Saturday morning. Ben Volin,, "Ty Law beat the odds to forge a Hall of Fame career," 3 Aug. 2019 And then the bride and groom made a getaway in a vintage convertible (and couture Giambattista Valli for her). Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside Amanda Hearst and Joachim Rønning's Stunning Hearst Castle Wedding," 3 Aug. 2019 By special arrangement with Cazenove + Loyd, an attendant drove us back to our hotel in a 1925 Morris Minor convertible. Andrew Solomon, Condé Nast Traveler, "Traveling Through Jordan’s Historic Ruins, Red Dunes, and Dead Sea," 24 July 2019 On a chilly February morning, in a convertible with a top that wouldn’t go up, while my father was at work, Booker Wade took her to Los Angeles County General Hospital. Héctor Tobar, The New Yorker, "The Assassin Next Door," 22 July 2019 And true to Jeep history, the windshield can be unbolted and folded to the hood and the doors can be removed for a complete open-air experience with the convertible top. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 14 July 2019 Then the man turned toward a convertible that was illegally parked on his front lawn. Bob Sandrick,, "Berea man with rifle on porch arrested for loud music, refusing to cooperate," 19 July 2019 The driver abandoned a silver 2013 Ford Mustang convertible on the sidewalk at 14 and J streets, next to a building, and ran away. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "East Village hit-run driver leaves two pedestrians injured, abandons car," 14 July 2019 Those looking for a great value for your money should consider the Inspiron 7000 series, especially the new Black Edition convertible. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 review: Premium and practical all in one," 6 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The young man then runs to what appears to be the white convertible, which is pulled just out of the frame of the camera., "Milwaukie HS investigating after man in football T-shirt caught on camera taking equality sign from Portland home," 17 July 2019 Many of the players rode in old-fashioned Ford convertibles behind them. Fox News, "Mets honored with keys to the city 50 years after their 1969 'miracle' season," 30 June 2019 Some of the phones have cameras, and attractive backdrops are abundant for the selfie sent home: a stranger’s parked convertible, a bar’s television, the kitchen of an acquaintance who’s managed to rent an indoor room in town. Cynthia Gorney, National Geographic, "African migrants in Europe trade one hardship for another," 25 June 2019 After their vow exchange, the two posed atop a pink convertible, with their ring pops and sunglasses, for an impromptu wedding portrait session. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Wore a Jumpsuit for Her Las Vegas Wedding to Joe Jonas Last Night," 2 May 2019 And at Nathan West salon, children can get a haircut while seated in in a pint-size Porsche convertible or Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "One Paseo: A day in the life of San Diego’s new urban village," 11 July 2019 Lee Iacocca, seated here in a Dodge Viper convertible, went on tour in 1990 to promote high quality American cars. Penelope Patsuris, CNN, "Lee Iacocca: The life of a rockstar CEO in pictures," 4 July 2019 Singer Kacey Musgraves arrived in a pink convertible wearing a matching hot pink leather biker jacket gown designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Barbie Will Be Honored at This Year’s CFDA Awards," 16 May 2019 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

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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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to shake or wave menacingly

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