Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
  • adj. Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
  • adj. Valuable.
  • adj. Capable of being estimated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being estimated or valued.
  • adj. Valuable; worth a great price.
  • adj. Worth of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard.
  • n. A thing worthy of regard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being estimated or valued: as, estimable damage.
  • Valuable; worth a price.
  • Worthy of esteem or respect; deserving of good opinion or regard.
  • n. That which is valuable or highly esteemed; one who or that which is worthy of regard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deserving of esteem and respect
  • adj. may be computed or estimated
  • adj. deserving of respect or high regard

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestimābilis, from aestimāre, to value.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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