Definitions of comparable

  1. Comparably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. able to be compared or worthy of comparison Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Capable of being likened to someone or something; capable of being declared similar or dissimilar to someone or something; worthy of being so likened. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Worthy to be compared. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for comparable

  1. And yet what thing else may a man call his own is comparable to this one best possession! – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  2. Not till eight centuries have passed, and we reach Grocyn and Linacre, was it again to be as easy for an Englishman to have a first- hand knowledge of a Greek classic as it was about the year 700. What scholarship had sunk to by the days of Alfred, we know: and we know that all Alfred's patronage did not produce any scholar whom we can think of as in the least degree comparable to Bede. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers