Definitions

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

  • adjective Capable of being put into effective operation; practicable or feasible: synonym: possible.
  • adjective Capable of being worked, dealt with, or handled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That can be worked, or that is worth working: as, a workable mine; workable coal.
  • Practicable; feasible: as, a workable scheme for lighting the streets.
  • Capable of being stirred or influenced.
  • Capable of being set at work.

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

  • adjective Capable of being worked, or worth working.

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

  • adjective Capable of functioning.
  • adjective Able to be worked or fashioned

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

  • adjective capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

Etymologies

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work +‎ -able

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