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

  • adjective Large in amount, extent, or degree.
  • adjective Worthy of consideration; significant.
  • noun A considerable amount, extent, or degree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked, or attended to.
  • Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.
  • Of distinction; deserving of notice; important.
  • Of somewhat large amount or extent; of not a little importance from its effects or results; decidedly more than the average: as, a man of considerable influence; a considerable estate.
  • noun A thing of importance or interest.
  • noun Much; not a little: as, he has done considerable for the community; I found considerable to detain me.

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

  • adjective Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to.
  • adjective Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons.
  • adjective Of importance or value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Significant; worth considering.
  • adjective Large in amount.

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

  • adjective large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree


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