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

  • adj. Corresponding; similar: plans that are conformable to your wishes.
  • adj. Quick to comply; submissive.
  • adj. Geology Of, relating to, or being strata that are parallel to each other without interruption.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the same shape, very similar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to.
  • adj. Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow directions; quick to comply; submissive; compliant.
  • adj. Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Corresponding in form, character, etc; resembling; like; similar: as, this machine is conformable to the model.
  • Exhibiting harmony or conformity; agreeable; suitable; consistent; adapted; adjusted.
  • Compliant; acquiescent; ready to follow directions; submissive; obsequious; disposed to obey.
  • [In all the preceding senses generally followed by to, sometimes by with.]
  • Properly or suitably arranged or formed; convenient.
  • In geology, having the same dip and direction: said of two or more stratified beds.
  • Specifically, that accepts and conforms to the usages of the Anglican Church.

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

  • adj. quick to comply
  • adj. disposed or willing to comply
  • adj. in keeping


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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