Meaning of -ABLE in English


suffix forming adjectives meaning: 1 that may or must be (eatable; forgiveable; payable). 2 that can be made the subject of (dutiable; objectionable). 3 that is relevant to or in accordance with (fashionable; seasonable). 4 (with active sense, in earlier word-formations) that may ( comfortable; suitable). [F -able or L -abilis forming verbal adjectives f. verbs of first conjugation]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.