Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fit for cultivation, as by plowing.
  • noun Land fit to be cultivated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fit for plowing or tillage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fit for plowing or tillage; -- hence, often applied to land which has been plowed or tilled.
  • noun Arable land; plow land.

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  • adjective agriculture, of land suitable for cultivation, such as by ploughing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin arābilis, from arāre, to plow.]

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Old French arable, from the Latin adjective arabilis, from arō ("I plow"). Confer the English verb ear ("to plow").

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  • On a low investment level, mushroom houses are just built on arable land. On a higher investment level, cemented floors are used.

    January 25, 2011