from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Large in amount, extent, or degree: a writer of considerable influence.
- adj. Worthy of consideration; significant: The economy was a considerable issue in the campaign.
- n. Informal A considerable amount, extent, or degree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Significant; worth considering.
- adj. Large in amount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to.
- adj. Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons.
- adj. Of importance or value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked, or attended to.
- Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.
- Of distinction; deserving of notice; important.
- Of somewhat large amount or extent; of not a little importance from its effects or results; decidedly more than the average: as, a man of considerable influence; a considerable estate.
- n. A thing of importance or interest.
- n. Much; not a little: as, he has done considerable for the community; I found considerable to detain me.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
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