Legible
Legible Leg"i*ble (l[e^]j"[i^]*b'l), a. [L. legibilis, fr. legere to read: cf. OF. legible. See {Legend}.] 1. Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript. [1913 Webster]

The stone with moss and lichens so overspread, Nothing is legible but the name alone. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances. [1913 Webster]


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  • legible — le‧gi‧ble [ˈledʒbl] adjective written or printed clearly, and easy to read: • The handwriting is so small it s barely legible. opposite illegible * * * legible UK US /ˈledʒɪbl/ adjective ► used to describe writing or text that you can read… …   Financial and business terms

  • legible — legible, readable In current use legible means ‘clear enough to be decipherable’ (as in legible handwriting); readable can also have this sense but more often means ‘well written and interesting to read’: • She writes unassuming, quietly readable …   Modern English usage

  • legible — adjetivo 1. Que se puede leer: Tu firma es legible …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • legible — index coherent (clear), comprehensible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • legible — (adj.) late 14c., from L.L. legibilis that can be read, from L. legere to read (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Related: Legibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • legible — [adj] easy to read clear, coherent, decipherable, distinct, easily read, intelligible, lucid, neat, plain, readable, sharp, understandable; concepts 267,535,576 Ant. illegible, unreadable …   New thesaurus

  • legible — Legible, ou Lisible, qu on peut lire, Legibilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • legible — (Del lat. legibĭlis). adj. Que se puede leer …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • legible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of handwriting or print) clear enough to read. DERIVATIVES legibility noun legibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin legibilis, from legere to read …   English terms dictionary

  • legible — [lej′ə bəl] adj. [ME (northern) legeable < LL legibilis < L legere, to read: see LOGIC] 1. that can be read or deciphered 2. that can be read or deciphered easily legibility n. legibly adv …   English World dictionary

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