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  • adj. Alternative form of nameable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being named.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being named.


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  • Last year, thevisible namable enemy to civilized people was GWB, so we fought him and his criminal policies.

    Help yourself revolution

  • In addition to sweet, salty, sour, and bitter we have umami--a savory taste intensifier that is the un-namable thing in many foods that makes us say "yum" and go back for seconds.

    The Fifth Taste: A Wine with Umami

  • The best that an individual can do is to recall "moments, years,/Solid with reality, faces, namable events, kisses, heroic acts,/... as though meaning could be cast aside some day/When it had been outgrown."


  • Staring at that mark, so many namable and unnamable thoughts and feelings rushed forward.

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  • For of all the virtues namable among men, consider, and you will find there is not one but may be increased by learning and practice.


  • For you take utterly away the whole category of namable things, which constitute the substance of language; and leave only words and their accidental objects, while you take away in the meantime the things particularly signfied by them, by which are wrought disciplines, doctrines, preconceptions, intelligences, inclination, and assent, which you hold to be nothing at all.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • And we must remember that all we do to connect the Gallery to its public comes back to this: We present experiences that sometimes seem un-namable, indefinable, something that we know when we see it, or feel it, something that we hold on to for ourselves when it is given to us, and that is the experience of the work of art.

    What We Learn From the Past

  • Under the waves of fright, religious exaltation, berserker bravery, lust for power, and less namable emotions which each induced, he felt a mounting intellectual anger at such irresponsible wholesale tampering with the pharmacology of the mind for the sake of a momentary "experience"; but he knew that this kind of jolt -- breathing was anything but uncommon in the Shelter state.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • Oxford, were there no other namable place, is beyond us.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • Four men namable in that capacity are, Sir Lomer Gouin, Sir

    The Masques of Ottawa


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