from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Variant of -able.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix An adjective suffix, now usually in a passive sense; forms adjectives meaning:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See -able.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See -ble.


From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin -ibilis (Wiktionary)



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