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

  • adj. More desirable or worthy than another; preferred: Coffee is preferable to tea, I think.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Better than some other option; preferred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy to be preferred or chosen before something else; more desirable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worthy to be preferred; more desirable.
  • Preferring; exhibiting preference; arising from choice.
  • n. Something which is to be preferred; any object or course of action which is more desirable than others.

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

  • adj. more desirable than another


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.