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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Other Words from imaginable

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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And his papers, as a result, contain the most intimate thing imaginable and essentially the linguistic grid of Nazism. Gal Beckerman, New York Times, "The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak," 24 June 2019 On North Imperial Avenue, there’s a Costco and a Walmart, as well as any fast-food chain restaurant imaginable. Dylan Hernandez,, "It's a big victory for Andy Ruiz Jr. and Imperial Valley," 22 June 2019 Moore, the most horrible candidate imaginable from any party, was narrowly defeated by moderate Democrat Doug Jones in the 2017 special election. J.d. Crowe |,, "What happens when Alabama recycling goes wrong? Roy Moore," 19 June 2019 Other studios may have two or three options, but the one class here more than holds its own, covering every imaginable base and tapping almost every major muscle group. Zachary Lewis,, "Miracle Performance enters VersaClimber arena with ‘MP Climb’: Stretching Out," 7 June 2019 But curbing the deference to regulators granted by Chevron and Auer is not only imaginable but also downright likely given the Supreme Court’s new majority. Yuval Levin, WSJ, "‘Judicial Fortitude’ Review: Time for Congress to Do Its Job," 2 Jan. 2019 Fortnite, on the other hand, has grown into a 250 million-user game played by people across the world on just about every device imaginable. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Epic Games is doubling down on teens by acquiring Houseparty," 12 June 2019 Yet the end of The Chris Gethard Show turned out to be the most weirdly appropriate promotion imaginable for Gethard’s new book, Lose Well. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Comedian Chris Gethard on offensive humor: tell the jokes, but don’t police the response," 30 Nov. 2018 This was the most dismal déjà vu imaginable for a college basketball player. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "In the NCAA tournament, seniors still matter," 28 Mar. 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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