usable

adjective
us·​able | \ ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce usable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly useable

Definition of usable

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

Other Words from usable

usableness \ ˈyü-​zə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce usable (audio) \ noun
usably \ ˈyü-​zə-​blē How to pronounce usable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of usable in a Sentence

Is any of this junk usable? although the spade is usable as a snow shovel, it doesn't do a very good job
Recent Examples on the Web The game developer said Lasso will be usable in Career Mode and can be assigned to AFC Richmond or any other team. Jason Duaine Hahn, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2022 Skipping them could allow those offers to more quickly reach places like Yale University's transplant center -- known for success with less-than-perfect kidneys -- before the organs sit on ice too long to be usable. Arkansas Online, 11 Sep. 2022 By late Monday night, officials determined that the most vital systems were usable, and Supt. Jason Sanchez, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2022 Skipping them could allow those offers to more quickly reach places like Yale University's transplant center — known for success with less-than-perfect kidneys — before the organs sit on ice too long to be usable. Lauran Neergaard, ajc, 9 Sep. 2022 The concession credits, which can also be used for merchandise, will be usable only for the date listed on the ticket. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2022 Bins are generally usable for 10 to 12 years, so many of the bins that will be collected are already beyond that point, said Brumfield. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 18 June 2022 The key benefits of this type of research include identifying problems before coding, understanding a user’s satisfaction with a product, improving existing products and determining if a product is usable. Kevin Philpott, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Weisselberg's guilty plea set off a series of fraught exchanges between defense attorneys and prosecutors about deadlines related to declaring which experts and evidence will be usable at trial. Graham Kates, CBS News, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of usable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Usable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usable. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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usable

adjective
us·​able | \ ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce usable (audio) \

Kids Definition of usable

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

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