Definitions

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  • adj. Fit to be rented, in a condition suitable for a tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fit to be rented; in a condition suitable for a tenant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being in a state of repair suitable for a tenant; that may be tenanted or occupied.

Etymologies

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tenant +‎ -able

Examples

  • He even gave her permission to tenant the house in which she had lived with her husband, as long as it should be "tenantable;" only he protested against paying for a farthing of repairs, any benevolence which he possessed being of the passive, but by no means of the active mood.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • After an easy ride of three or four hours I passed through the ruins of a considerable Turkish town, containing four or five mosques, one of them, a handsome building, still entire; about twenty houses or so might be described as tenantable, but only a place of sepulchres could be more awful: it had been depopulated by the plague ” all was silent, and the streets were matted with thick grass.

    The Life of Lord Byron

  • "If it's an old building, and its functioning, and it's tenantable, people just lease it," said Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University and a former city planning official.

    Big Midtown Rezoning Eyed

  • He even gave her permission to tenant the house in which she had lived with her husband, as long as it should be “tenantable;” only he protested against paying for a farthing of repairs, any benevolence which he possessed being of the passive, but by no means of the active mood.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It was a fantastic chateau, much dilapidated, and indeed scarcely tenantable through age and neglect.

    Error Felix

  • Regent Street, in a garret handsomely furnished and tenantable, but stuffy and confined to my notions, used as I had been to the open-air life of a soldier on active service.

    In Direst Peril

  • Considering this as a timely warning, we resolved, after a formal consultation, to put the deserted cabin by the lake, forthwith into tenantable condition, so as to be ready to take up our winter-quarters there, if we should find it expedient to do so.

    The Island Home

  • So the old house was quite falling into decay when these two brave men came down and took possession of it; and fitting up comfortably two or three of the most tenantable rooms, they there kept bachelors 'hall, unterrified and undisturbed, at least by _spirits_.

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • Deputy is instructed to issue a commission to measure off so much of other escheated lands adjoining "as shall be requisite to make up the full number and quantity of three seignories and a-half of tenantable land, without mountains, bogs, or barren heath; To hold for ever in fee-farm, as of the Castle of Carregroghan, in the Co. of Cork, in free soccage and not in capite."

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • No weapon, no matter how ingenious, is of utility in warfare unless it can be relied upon, and no vessel that is not tenantable can be expected to render any service at sea.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887

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