Definitions

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

  • adjective Possible to estimate.
  • adjective Deserving of esteem; admirable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being estimated or valued: as, estimable damage.
  • Valuable; worth a price.
  • Worthy of esteem or respect; deserving of good opinion or regard.
  • noun That which is valuable or highly esteemed; one who or that which is worthy of regard.

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

  • noun rare A thing worthy of regard.
  • adjective Capable of being estimated or valued.
  • adjective rare Valuable; worth a great price.
  • adjective Worth of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard.

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

  • adjective Worthy of esteem; admirable.
  • adjective archaic Valuable.
  • adjective Capable of being estimated.

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

  • adjective deserving of esteem and respect
  • adjective may be computed or estimated
  • adjective deserving of respect or high regard

Etymologies

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

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestimābilis, from aestimāre, to value.

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