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

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 Just four months after its trading debut in New York, the luxury electric-car maker is tapping the capital markets again, raising up to $750 million through a convertible bond... Jacky Wong, WSJ, "China’s Tesla Is Burning Through More Cash Than Rubber," 30 Jan. 2019 Considering the Elitebook x360 charges via USB-C itself, users can charge both the convertible and its pen using the same cable. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP Elitebook x360 1030 review: Small tweaks made to a stylish work 2-in-1," 16 Nov. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

As a group, funds dedicated to convertibles have steadily declined in popularity with investors in recent years. Suzanne Mcgee, WSJ, "The Time May Be Right for Funds That Invest in Convertibles," 3 Feb. 2019 After years of more conservative launches, automakers here are letting the R&D horses out of the stable with everything from mass-market cars with once-premium features to speedy supercar convertibles. Fox News, "Five highlights from the Frankfurt auto show," 17 Sep. 2015 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

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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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