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ver·i·ta·ble

 (vĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Being truly so called; real or genuine: "Her tea ... was set forth with as much grace as if she had been a veritable guest to her own self" (Mary Wilkins Freeman).

[Middle English, from Old French, from verite; see verity.]

ver′i·ta·ble·ness n.
ver′i·ta·bly adv.

veritable

(ˈvɛrɪtəbəl)
adj (prenominal)
1. (intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically): he's a veritable swine!.
2. rare genuine or true; proper: I require veritable proof.
[C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity]
ˈveritableness n
ˈveritably adv

ver•i•ta•ble

(ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. being truly or very much so; genuine or real: a veritable triumph.
2. Obs. true, as a statement or tale.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able]
ver′i•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.veritable - often used as intensifiers; "a regular morass of details"; "a regular nincompoop"; "he's a veritable swine"
typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
2.veritable - not counterfeit or copiedveritable - not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

veritable

adjective positive, real, absolute, sheer, indisputable, categorical, incontrovertible a veritable feast of Christmas TV entertainment
Translations

veritable

[ˈverɪtəbl] ADJverdadero, auténtico
a veritable monsterun verdadero monstruo

veritable

[ˈvɛrɪtəbəl] adjvéritable before n

veritable

adj geniuswahr; a veritable disasterdie reinste Katastrophe; a veritable miracledas reinste Wunder

veritable

[ˈvɛrɪtəbl] adjvero/a
References in classic literature ?
Planudes may have invented some few fables, or have inserted some that were current in his day; but there is an abundance of unanswerable internal evidence to prove that he had an acquaintance with the veritable fables of Aesop, although the versions he had access to were probably corrupt, as contained in the various translations and disquisitional exercises of the rhetoricians and philosophers.
Monsieur Bwikov says that they will cost him too much, that they will burn a veritable hole in his pocket.
worm' was a monster of vast size and power--a veritable dragon or serpent, such as legend attributes to vast fens or quags where there was illimitable room for expansion.
In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
Its seven letters seemed to hang right across the clouds like the Seven Stars, an apocalyptic constellation, a veritable sky sign; and again the name was an angel standing with a silver trumpet, and again it was a song.
The lion's head now shone like a veritable lump of gold.
It is more intelligible to me why I should have read Conde's 'Dominion of the Arabs in Spain;' for that was in the line of my reading in Irving, which would account for my pleasure in the 'History of the Civil Wars of Granada;' it was some time before I realized that the chronicles in this were a bundle of romances and not veritable records; and my whole study in these things was wholly undirected and unenlightened.
Lovers' Lane was a veritable path in a fairyland that night -- a shimmering, mysterious place, full of wizardry in the white-woven enchantment of moonlight.
By both heredity and environment something of the man's inflexible character had touched the other members of the family; the Lassiter home, though not devoid of domestic affection, was a veritable citadel of duty, and duty--ah, duty is as cruel as death!
This, however, required not less than sixty- eight vessels of 1,000 tons, a veritable fleet, which, quitting New York on the 3rd of May, on the 10th of the same month ascended the Bay of Espiritu Santo, and discharged their cargoes, without dues, in the port at Tampa Town.
He had no sooner uttered those words than we were thrilled by a frightful cry that rang through the chateau,--a veritable death cry.
And so we came at last to another wonder, of deep and abiding interest-- the veritable house where the unhappy wretch once lived who has been celebrated in song and story for more than eighteen hundred years as the Wandering Jew.