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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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 Smith, who owns a 1979 Mercedes-Benz convertible, was also a regular participant in the weekend car and coffee events. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Scottsdale native’s Fourtillfour café in Old Town has Bay Area coffee flair," 30 Apr. 2020 In the now-departing model generation, the 4-series was available as a coupe, as a convertible, and as a four-door hatchback called Gran Coupe. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2021 BMW 430i and M440i Set Themselves Apart from Their 3-Series Kin," 28 Apr. 2020 Thiel was among several participants in a $24 million convertible-note sale that closed in March, Atai said in a statement. Washington Post, "FCC votes to let fast WiFi devices use airwaves, in a win for tech companies," 23 Apr. 2020 The offering will consist of $750 million in convertible senior notes that will mature May 1, 2025. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, "Snap Inc. Raising $750M in New Debt Offering," 23 Apr. 2020 The Easter Bunny brought some cheer Saturday for residents of Rocky River, waving from the back seat of Kate Fortney Horne’s convertible, trying to beat back the coronavirus, stay-at-home blues. John Kuntz, cleveland, "Easter Bunny visits Rocky River neighborhoods," 4 Apr. 2020 Yes Mystery Ranch disrupts the traditional look and feel of backpacking packs with its Terraframe line, a convertible, heavy-duty hauler with a tactical flair. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Backpacking Backpacks, Tested," 12 Mar. 2020 The convertible, which starts production next month and boasts the Corvette’s first retractable hardtop, starts at $67,495. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Chevy’s mid-engine Corvette went through a decades-long valley of fire," 6 Mar. 2020 The convertible top is operated with a single switch that automatically latches and unlatches the roof. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet: Fast Headroom," 16 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 Mike Van Camp, 36, an industrial metal fabrication contractor from Schereville, Indiana, chose the Mustang Mach-E GT nearly two decades after buying a 2001 GT yellow convertible. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford dealership gets 40 orders for Mustang Mach-E in one night," 2 Jan. 2020 Sigler learned that Chevrolet built 11,820 of the five-passenger 1940 convertibles and that each one weighed 3,160 pounds. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe is dream convertible," 13 Dec. 2019 Juan Manuel Fangio, an iconic driver from Argentina, was king of the road back when race cars were convertibles, protective gear was mostly nonexistent and suitable safety guidelines were still to come. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "10 new things to stream, watch this week while self-quarantining," 18 Mar. 2020 The elegant convertible, one of only 950 made, had been purchased new by an embassy in the nation’s capital. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1953 Chrysler New Yorker bought from a Washington embassy," 6 Mar. 2020 Many early vehicles were convertibles known as open-tourer models. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Mazda, Ford and Ferrari: These classic cars celebrate birthday milestones in 2020," 12 Feb. 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 24 May. 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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