from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Requiring payment on a certain date; due.
- adj. Requiring payment to a particular person or entity.
- adj. Capable of producing profit: a payable business venture.
- n. Money owed to a creditor. Often used in the plural: tried to balance inventory, payables, and receivables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Debts owed by a business; liabilities.
- n. A thing that may be paid.
- adj. That which is to be paid.
- adj. Able to be paid.
- adj. Of a mine etc.: capable of yielding profit; profitable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due.
- adj. That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value.
- adj. Matured; now due.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That can be paid, or is to be paid; capable of being paid.
- To be paid; due: as, bills payable; homage or allegiance payable to the sovereign.
- Profitable; likely to be profitable or to pay: as, payable rock, gravel, quartz, etc., meaning yielding or likely to yield gold; a payable enterprise, one yielding or likely to yield profit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liability account showing how much is owed for goods and services purchased on credit
- adj. subject to or requiring payment especially as specified
From pay + -able (Wiktionary)