American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Suitable to live in; habitable: a livable dwelling.
- adj. Possible to bear; endurable: livable trials and tribulations.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being lived, or of being spent or passed in more or less content.
- Capable of being lived in; fit for residence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Such as can be lived.
- adj. colloq. Such as is pleasant to live in; fit or suitable to live in.
- adj. fit or suitable to live in or with
- live + -able (Wiktionary)
“The landlord had been testing the limits of the term livable for years before that.”
“If making a $570,000 condo in Nueva Vallarta livable is anything like making a 585,000 peso house in Hermosillo livable, then I assume you are going to plow another $half-mil or so into the property.”
“Whether or not those places are more livable is all a matter of priorities, as septiembre mentioned.”
“LaHood: What we've talked about is getting to a concept that we call livable communities, where people don't have to get in a car every day.”
“What we've talked about is getting to a concept that we call livable communities where people don't have to get in a car every day.”
“How about making long-term livable space environments (i.e. containing viable organic ecologies) and not some dimwitted ground-dependent space station?”
“A consultant working on the project, called a livable cities initiative study, said those issues will be examined in greater detail in a community workshop on Sept. 22.”
“Take a look: a good dozen of the current Top 20 could be classified as livable streets issues.”
“Others still imitated, in their colorful rhetoric the style of extraordinary law-givers, but in fact make a legalistic universe merely tolerable or more livable, which is our situation today.”
“If Wal-Mart charged what it really cost to sell those goods (aka livable wages for their employees and American industry) then other stores would be able to compete.”
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