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pass·a·ble

 (păs′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being passed, traversed, or crossed; navigable: a passable road.
2. Acceptable for general circulation: passable currency.
3. Satisfactory but not outstanding; adequate: The actors gave passable performances, but the singers seemed unrehearsed.
4. Capable of being enacted: a passable bill.

pass′a·bly adv.

passable

(ˈpɑːsəbəl)
adj
1. adequate, fair, or acceptable: a passable speech.
2. (of an obstacle) capable of being passed or crossed
3. (Banking & Finance) (of currency) valid for general circulation
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a proposed law) able to be ratified or enacted
ˈpassableness n

pass•a•ble

(ˈpæs ə bəl, ˈpɑ sə-)

adj.
1. capable of being passed, penetrated, or crossed.
2. marginally acceptable; adequate: a passable knowledge of French.
3. capable of being circulated legally, as a coin.
4. capable of being ratified or enacted: passable legislation.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French]
pass′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.passable - able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is passable"
impassable, unpassable - incapable of being passed
2.passable - about averagepassable - about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

passable

adjective
2. clear, open, navigable, unobstructed, traversable, crossable muddy mountain roads that are barely passable
clear closed, blocked, obstructed, sealed off, impassable, unnavigable

passable

adjective
1. Capable of being passed, traversed, or crossed:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
Translations
حسَنٌ نَوعاً ماصالِح للسَّيْر
schůdnýsjízdnýucházející
farbarnogenlundepassabel
járható
fær yfirferîarsæmilegur
obstojnýpominuteľnýprechádzajúcizjazdný
geçilebiliroldukça iyi

passable

[ˈpɑːsəbl] ADJ
1. (= tolerable) → pasable
2. [road] → transitable

passable

[ˈpɑːsəbəl] adj
[road] → praticable
(= quite good) → correct(e)
His work's passable, but → Son travail est correct, mais ...
She speaks passable French → Elle parle un français correct.
very passable (= perfectly good) → tout à fait correct(e)
to give a passable imitation of sb → assez bien imiter qn
He gave a passable imitation of his dad → Il a assez bien imité son père.

passable

adj
passierbar; road etcbefahrbar, passierbar
(= tolerable)leidlich, passabel

passable

[ˈpɑːsəbl] adj
a. (tolerable) → passabile; (work) → accettabile
b. (road) → transitabile, praticabile; (river) → attraversabile

pass

(paːs) verb
1. to move towards and then beyond (something, by going past, through, by, over etc). I pass the shops on my way to work; The procession passed along the corridor.
2. to move, give etc from one person, state etc to another. They passed the photographs around; The tradition is passed (on/down) from father to son.
3. to go or be beyond. This passes my understanding.
4. (of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake. The sports car passed me at a dangerous bend in the road.
5. to spend (time). They passed several weeks in the country.
6. (of an official group, government etc) to accept or approve. The government has passed a resolution.
7. to give or announce (a judgement or sentence). The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner.
8. to end or go away. His sickness soon passed.
9. to (judge to) be successful in (an examination etc). I passed my driving test.
noun
1. a narrow path between mountains. a mountain pass.
2. a ticket or card allowing a person to do something, eg to travel free or to get in to a building. You must show your pass before entering.
3. a successful result in an examination, especially when below a distinction, honours etc. There were ten passes and no fails.
4. (in ball games) a throw, kick, hit etc of the ball from one player to another. The centre-forward made a pass towards the goal.
ˈpassable adjective
1. fairly good. a passable tennis player.
2. (of a river, road etc) able to be passed, travelled over etc. The mud has made the roads no longer passable.
ˈpassing adjective
1. going past. a passing car.
2. lasting only a short time. a passing interest.
3. (of something said) casual and not made as part of a serious talk about the subject. a passing reference.
ˌpasser-ˈbyplural ˌpassers-ˈby noun
a person who is going past a place when something happens. He asked the passers-by if they had seen the accident.
ˈpassword noun
a secret word by which those who know it can recognize each other and be allowed to go past, enter etc. He was not allowed into the army camp because he did not know the password.
in passing
while doing or talking about something else; without explaining fully what one means. He told her the story, and said in passing that he did not completely believe it.
let (something) pass
to ignore something rather than take the trouble to argue. I'll let that pass.
pass as/for
to be mistaken for or accepted as. Some man-made materials could pass as silk; His nasty remarks pass for wit among his admirers.
pass away
to die. Her grandmother passed away last night.
pass the buck
to give the responsibility or blame for something to someone else. She always passes the buck if she is asked to do anything.
pass by
to go past (a particular place). I was passing by when the bride arrived at the church; She passed by the hospital on the way to the library.
pass off
(of sickness, an emotion etc) to go away. By the evening, his sickness had passed off and he felt better.
pass (something or someone) off as
to pretend that (something or someone) is (something or someone else). He passed himself off as a journalist.
pass on
1. to give to someone else (usually something which one has been given by a third person). I passed on his message.
2. to die. His mother passed on yesterday.
pass out
1. to faint. I feel as though I'm going to pass out.
2. to give to several different people. The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over
to ignore or overlook. They passed him over for promotion.
pass up
not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc). He passed up the offer of a good job.

passed is the past tense of to pass: He passed the scene of the accident .
past means up to and beyond: She walked past the shops .
References in classic literature ?
Brother Merlin is a very passable artist, but only in the parlor-magic line, and he may not succeed; in fact, is not likely to succeed.
What is passable in youth is detestable in later age.
I sat there, sturdily conning my books, until dinner-time (we were out of school for good at three); and went down, hopeful of becoming a passable sort of boy yet.
The path from the wood leads to a morass, and from thence to a ford, which, as the rains have abated, may now be passable.
Our way now lay through a region scarce passable, and full of serpents, which were continually creeping between our legs; we might have avoided them in the day, but being obliged, that we might avoid the excessive heats, to take long marches in the night, we were every moment treading upon them.
With this added incentive I nearly drove Sola distracted by my importunities to hasten on my education and within a few more days I had mastered the Martian tongue sufficiently well to enable me to carry on a passable conversation and to fully understand practically all that I heard.
I and the artilleryman, seated on the step of the drinking fountain, made a very passable meal upon what we had brought with us.
The food is the same as in other prisons, -- that is, very bad; the lodging is very unhealthful, but, on the whole, passable for a dungeon; but it is not that which I wish to speak of, but a secret I have to reveal of the greatest importance.
But, my dear fellow, you are joking then," said I, "this is a very passable skull - indeed, I may say that it is a very excellent skull, according to the vulgar notions about such specimens of physiology - and your scarabæus must be the queerest scarabæus in the world if it resembles it.
While the snow rendered the roads passable, they had partaken largely in the amusements of the winter, which included not only daily rides over the mountains, and through every valley within twenty miles of them, but divers ingenious and varied sources of pleasure on the bosom of their frozen lake.
And yet, where there is no eminent odds in sufficiency, it is better to take with the more passable, than with the more able.
You don't know what you mean any more than the cat does, but the sentiment seems to imply a proper spirit on your part, and generally touches her feelings to such an extent that if you are of good manners and passable appearance she will stick her back up and rub her nose against you.