Comparable Com"pa*ra*ble, a. [L. comparabilis: cf. F. comparable.] Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison. [1913 Webster]

There is no blessing of life comparable to the enjoyment of a discreet and virtuous friend. --Addison. -- {Com"pa*ra*ble*ness}, n. -- {Com"pa*ra*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • comparable — [ kɔ̃parabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. comparabilis 1 ♦ Qui peut être comparé avec qqn ou avec qqch. grâce à des traits communs. ⇒ analogue, approchant, assimilable. Personnes, choses comparables entre elles. Loc. prov. Il faut comparer ce qui est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • comparable — COMPARABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui se peut comparer, qui peut être mis en comparaison. Un homme comparable aux plus grands hommes de l antiquité. Y a t il rien de comparable à cela? [b]f♛/b] On dit qu Une chose n est pas comparable avec une autre,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • comparable — Comparable. adj. de tout genre. Qui se peut comparer avec quelque autre personne ou quelque autre chose. Il est comparable à tous les grands hommes de l antiquité. y a t il rien de comparable à cela? les plaisirs, ou les biens de ce monde ne sont …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • comparable — adjetivo 1. Que puede compararse con otra persona o cosa: Tu situación es comparable a la mía. A pesar de todo, no es comparable con lo que yo he pasado. Sinónimo: equiparable. Antónimo: incomparable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • comparable — I (capable of comparison) adjective akin, alike, analagous, analogical, approximate, associated, close, cognate, commensurable, comparabilis, congeneric, correlative, homogeneous, homologous, kindred, like, much the same, parallel, related,… …   Law dictionary

  • comparable — early 15c., from M.Fr. comparable, from L. comparabilis capable of comparison, from comparare (see COMPARISON (Cf. comparison)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • comparable — is pronounced with main stress on the first syllable. Its uses with to and with correspond to the meanings given at compare, with a marked preference in current usage for to: • This heroin is comparable in quality to that being sniffed by U.S.… …   Modern English usage

  • comparable — [adj1] worthy of comparison a match for, as good as, commensurable, commensurate, equal, equipollent, equipotential, equivalent, in a class with, on a par, proportionate, tantamount; concept 566 Ant. incomparable, unequal, unworthy comparable… …   New thesaurus

  • Comparable — may refer to: Comparability, in mathematics Comparative, in grammar, a word that denotes the degree by which an entity has a property greater or less in extent than another This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.… …   Wikipedia

  • comparable — *like, alike, similar, analogous, akin, parallel, uniform, identical Antonyms: disparate Contrasted words: *different, divergent, diverse, various …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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