know·​able | \ ˈnō-ə-bəl How to pronounce knowable (audio) \

Definition of knowable

: capable of being known : able to be determined or understood This year, California votes March 3, and whether it offers a delegate haul for one candidate or a scramble between several candidates is not yet knowable.— David Weigel At the end of any year, a fixed and knowable number of us will have developed heart disease, and another number won't have.— Jeffrey Kluger and Alice Park A smear of orange tells everything knowable about light when it collides with the bottom of a copper pot.— Peter Schjedlahl

First Known Use of knowable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about knowable

Time Traveler for knowable

Time Traveler

The first known use of knowable was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for knowable

Cite this Entry

“Knowable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for knowable



English Language Learners Definition of knowable

: able to be known

More from Merriam-Webster on knowable

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for knowable

Nglish: Translation of knowable for Spanish Speakers

Comments on knowable

What made you want to look up knowable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!