Pass"a*ble (?), a. [Cf. F. passable.]

1.

Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.

His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel. Shak.

2.

Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.

With men as with false money -- one piece is more or less passable than another. L'Estrange.

Could they have made this slander passable. Collier.

3.

Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.

My version will appear a passable beauty when the original muse is absent. Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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