American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unvarying; steady.
- adj. Free from extremes.
- adj. Not easily disturbed; serene: an equable temper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by uniformity, invariableness, or evenness; equal and uniform at all times; regular in action or intensity; not varying; steady: as, an equable temperature.
- Even; smooth; having a uniform surface or form: as, an equable globe or plain.
- adj. Unvarying, Calm and steady; constant and uniform.
- adj. of temperature Free from extremes of heat or cold.
- adj. of emotions, etc. Not easily disturbed; tranquil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; -- said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth.
- adj. Uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; -- said of the feelings or temper.
- adj. not easily irritated
- adj. not varying
- From Latin aequābilis, from aequō ("make level"), from aequus ("even, level"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin aequābilis, from aequāre, to make even, from aequus, even, level. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have adopted the term equable marketing to designate this interesting attempt to solve the problem of distribution in Han times.”
“The present arrangement is more or less temporary," she commenced in equable tones.”
“In the year 115 B.C., officers to "equalize distribution", chün shu, which may be termed equable marketing, were appointed.”
“So the system came to be known as equable marketing.”
“It is given to you to teach lessons of the utmost importance to mankind, in maintaining the principle that no progress can be real which is not equable, which is not proportionate, which does not develop all the faculties belonging to our nature.”
“We have not yet seen that your marketing is "equable".”
“(as, for instance, "equable," "gratitudes," and many others), and by twisting or translation of its classical equivalents and etymons give it some quite new sense in English.”
“On the other hand, he was sweet-tempered and equable, and he did not resent the early shows of crustiness which Michael made.”
“I didn't care over-weeningly for it for personal gratification; and in my philosophy I completed the circle, finding myself as equable with the lack of a ten-cent piece as I was with the squandering of scores of dollars in calling all men and hangers-on up to the bar to drink with me.”
“Now he received word that the normally equable Samaritans had seized Andromachus, tied him to a stake, and set him ablaze.”
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