livable

adjective
liv·able | \ ˈli-və-bəl \
variants: or less commonly liveable

Definition of livable 

1 : suitable for living in, on, or with a livable house livable wages

2 : endurable

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Other words from livable

livableness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for livable

Synonyms

habitable, inhabitable

Antonyms

uninhabitable, unlivable

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Examples of livable in a Sentence

They described the house as very livable. People need jobs that will pay them livable wages.

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The Humane Farming Association launched an opposition campaign, targeting criticism at the Humane Society for not going far enough in requiring livable space for animals. Melody Gutierrez, SFChronicle.com, "Gas taxes, cage-free chickens and a chopped-up California top fall ballot," 3 July 2018 Provide pathways out of poverty by increasing the minimum wage to a livable wage and establishing creative avenues to homeownership for the working poor, expanding the middle class. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018 From its natural beauty and bikeability to the Portlandia brand of over-earnest hipness, Portland has plenty of reasons to be listed among the most livable cities in the country. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "In Portland, a neighborhood designs its own solution to displacement," 26 June 2018 Provide pathways out of poverty by increasing the minimum wage to a livable wage and establishing creative avenues to homeownership for the working poor, expanding the middle class. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018 More: Least livable: 50 worst US cities to reside in How Ohio cities rank nationwide: 5. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Study: 5 Ohio cities among the 50 worst cities to live in," 13 June 2018 The city can use federal disaster aid for that, but that risks cannibalizing dollars needed to make residents' homes livable again after the storm or better prevent those homes from flooding next time with localized drainage improvements. Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle, "Houston council to consider Harvey mitigation funding measure," 8 June 2018 Provide pathways out of poverty by increasing the minimum wage to a livable wage and establishing creative avenues to homeownership for the working poor, expanding the middle class. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018 After their party, Pieters and Drieghe, who co-own and operate Belgian branding agency Dift, set to work figuring out how to transform their new property into something livable. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "A Ghent pub and soccer-fan hangout becomes a dream home," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of livable

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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livable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of livable

: suitable to live in : enjoyable to live in

: making it possible to live or to have the things that people need to live properly

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