from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be broken; breakable; fragile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being broken; liable to fracture; breakable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being broken
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from Latin frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French frangible, from Medieval Latin frangibilis, from frangere ("break"). Cognate to fraction, fracture, and fragile. (Wiktionary)