American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Acceptable to or at a bank: bankable funds.
- adj. Guaranteed to bring profit: a bankable movie star.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Receivable as cash by a bank, as bank-notes, checks, and other securities for money.
- adj. Acceptable to a bank.
- adj. Certain to bring profit and success (especially in the entertainment industry).
- adj. Reliable
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Receivable at a bank.
- adj. guaranteed to bring a profit
- adj. acceptable to or at a bank
“Movies made from his books -- including "" The Last Picture Show '' and "" Terms of Endearment '' -- have made his name bankable in Los Angeles, despite a few duds like "" Texasville, '' and his screenplays are always in demand.”
“Lindsay Lohan was axed from a movie because she's not "bankable" -- this according a source connected with the production of the flick.”
“Okay, Downey isn't what we would call a bankable star for the general public, but is a movie about Edgar Allen Poe going to be??”
“MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes. com) - The trend of making movies without so-called bankable stars and having several sub plots seems to have caught on with Bollywood filmmakers after the runaway success of 'Life In A Metro'.”
“I'm more confident in him taking it that someone who may be considered more 'bankable' but isn't really 'better'.”
“Nostalgia aside, you've been dropped from The Other Side, a film that was slated as your major comeback from trainwreck territory, because you're not "bankable," according to a TMZ source.”
“Still, he has more projects lined up for his future than most actors and there are jittery parts of Hollywood where he is still said to be "bankable".”
“But, still, liberal arts majors, as opposed to "bankable" engineering or accounting degrees, will always be second tier.”
“It seems forgotten that Streisand was the first "bankable" female figure in Hollywood to produce, direct, co-write, and act (not to mention sing) in a major motion picture.”
“For RNRL, it was crucial that the resulting agreements be "bankable,", which in essence would allow it to source funds for its downstream Dadri project from banks on a project recourse basis.”
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