usable

adjective us·able \ ˈyü-zə-bəl \
variants: or less commonly useable
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of usable

1 :capable of being used
2 :convenient and practicable for use

usability

play \ˌyü-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

usableness

play \ˈyü-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun

usably

play \ˈyü-zə-blē\ adverb

Examples of usable in a Sentence

  1. Is any of this junk usable?

  2. although the spade is usable as a snow shovel, it doesn't do a very good job

Recent Examples of usable from the Web

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First Known Use of usable

14th century


USABLE Defined for English Language Learners

usable

adjective

Definition of usable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being used : in good enough condition to be used


USABLE Defined for Kids

usable

adjective us·able \ ˈyü-zə-bəl \

Definition of usable for Students

:suitable or fit for use
  • He saves things that might someday be usable.


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