passable

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adjective pass·able \ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of passable

  1. 1 a :  capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on <passable roads> b :  capable of being freely circulated

  2. 2 :  good enough :  adequate

passably

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Examples of passable in a sentence

  1. The main road is passable but most others are still covered with snow.

  2. The river is passable during the summer months.

  3. He did a passable job with the assignment.

  4. She plays passable golf but prefers tennis.

15th Century

First Known Use of passable

15th century


PASSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

passable

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adjective pass·able \ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of passable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on

  • : good enough : adequate or satisfactory


PASSABLE Defined for Kids

passable

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adjective pass·able \ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of passable for Students

  1. 1 :  fit to be traveled on <passable roads>

  2. 2 :  barely good enough <Meg's hair had been passable as long as she wore it tidily in braids. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>

passably

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