imag·​in·​able | \ i-ˈmaj-nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio) , -ˈma-jə-\

Definition of imaginable

: capable of being imagined : conceivable any imaginable location

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imaginableness noun
imaginably \ i-​ˈmaj-​nə-​blē How to pronounce imaginably (audio) , -​ˈma-​jə-​ \ adverb

Examples of imaginable in a Sentence

Computers now allow us to do things that were hardly imaginable only a few years ago. The store has fruits of every kind imaginable. We tried every imaginable therapy.
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Plus: See 100+ more 2019 prom dresses in every imaginable color, style, and price. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Gorgeous Prom Shoes That Will Dazzle on the Dance Floor," 26 Feb. 2019 Bulldozers have cleared debris from most main streets, but the sidewalks are filled with everything imaginable: broken speakers, typewriters, cables, artificial Christmas trees. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 He's won everything imaginable for club and country and been a central figure in all of it. Avi Creditor,, "Meet the Ultimate World Cup 23: The Best Talent in Russia," 11 June 2018 By allowing practically the most hateful games imaginable on its storefront, Steam offers an implicit endorsement that amounts to much more than just a place on the digital shelf. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Op-ed: Valve takes a side by not “taking sides” in curation controversy," 7 June 2018 The Pentagon already makes everything from Kevlar, carbon fiber, and other lightweight materials, though this trend has led to a widespread joke: A soldier carries 100 lbs. of the lightest kit imaginable. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018 And the current-gen version supports cross-play on nearly every platform imaginable, save one. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Minecraft lays its last brick on Xbox 360, other last-gen consoles," 19 Dec. 2018 In vivid shades of green, Thompson has pulled off one of the trickiest shades imaginable and turned chartreuse into a winning red carpet statement. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Tessa Thompson Found Her Power Color on the Creed II Tour," 30 Nov. 2018 Instead of the typical après ski gear, Jenner decided to pull out the teeniest swimwear imaginable. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Proves It’s Never Too Cold for a Bikini," 30 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of imaginable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for imaginable

Middle English ymaginable, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin imāginābilis, from Latin imāginārī "to imagine" + -bilis "capable (of acting) or worthy of (being acted upon)" — more at -able

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English Language Learners Definition of imaginable

: possible for people to imagine


imag·​in·​able | \ i-ˈma-jə-nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio) \

Kids Definition of imaginable

: possible to imagine

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