from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person.
- adj. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem.
- adj. Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour.
- adj. Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Just; fair; agreeable to reason.
- adj. Not expensive; fairly priced.
- adj. Satisfactory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational.
- adj. Governed by reason; being under the influence of reason; thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just; rational.
- adj. Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper.
- adv. Reasonably; tolerably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the faculty of reason; endowed with reason; rational, as opposed to brute.
- Characterized by the use of reason; amenable to reason or sound sense; not senseless, foolish, or extravagant in thought or action.
- Conformable to or required by reason; due to or resulting from good judgment; rationally sound, sensible, natural, etc.
- Not exceeding the bounds of reason or common sense; moderate; tolerable.
- Moderate in amount or price; not high or dear: as, reasonable charges or prices; reasonable goods.
- In law, befitting a person of reason or sound sense; such as a prudent man would exercise or act upon in his own affairs: as, reasonable care; reasonable diligence; reasonable cause.
- Calculable; computable; hence, detailed; itemized.
- Talkative; ready in conversation.
- Synonyms Rational, Reasonable. See rational.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by sound judgment
- adj. showing reason or sound judgment
- adj. not excessive or extreme
Old French resnable, from Late Latin rationabilis, more at reason, -able. (Wiktionary)