do·​able ˈdü-ə-bəl How to pronounce doable (audio)
: able to be done or attained : achievable, possible
It will be difficult, but it's still doable.
You wouldn't want your first outside venture to be in Fiji or something. Pennsylvania is very doable. It's not far from here.Mitchel Etess
The format is arranged to present a dish's original recipe in Latin, then translate and modernize it so that it is more doable than not.Richard Flaste

Examples of doable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolfe said growing the fungus that way is doable, but more difficult. Josh Lederman, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 If possible, shop for a local restaurant's gift card, but if that’s not doable, a Seamless gift card in any amount will allow sleepy new parents to order breakfast, lunch, or dinner from their favorite restaurants. Maya Polton, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 The migration process from Google Podcasts to Pocket Casts is a little trickier, but still doable. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2024 Add a little pastel pep to your holiday with our favorite (and completely doable) crafts. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Feb. 2024 Keep your life and plans simple, doable and within budget. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 Columns are too densely placed for an open-plan office, but threading kitchens and bedrooms between them is eminently doable. Curbed, 24 Jan. 2024 Similar to the incremental transition that experts recommend for children, easing your furry friends into a change of a few minutes at a time over the course of several days will be more doable than an abrupt one-hour overhaul. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 Learning the dodges is doable in some fights, if not still unfun, but the insta-death dungeons are deeply frustrating. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History


Middle English, from don "to do entry 1" + -able -able

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doable was in the 15th century

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“Doable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: capable of being done

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