from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fit to drink.
- n. A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage: wine and other potables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Good for drinking without fear of poisoning or disease.
- n. Any drinkable liquid; a beverage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fit to be drunk; drinkable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drinkable; suitable for drinking.
- Hence Liquid; flowing.
- n. Anything that is drinkable; a drink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any liquid suitable for drinking
- adj. suitable for drinking
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pōtābilis, from Latin pōtāre, to drink, from pōtus, a drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French potable, from Latin pōtābilis, from pōtō ("I drink"). (Wiktionary)