adjective see temper I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Temperable — Tem per*a*ble, a. Capable of being tempered. [1913 Webster] The fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temperable — See temperability. * * * …   Universalium

  • temperable — tem·per·able …   English syllables

  • temperable — ˈtempərəbəl adjective Etymology: Middle English, from tempren, temperen to temper + able : capable of being tempered …   Useful english dictionary

  • temper — temperable, adj. temperability, n. temperer, n. /tem peuhr/, n. 1. a particular state of mind or feelings. 2. habit of mind, esp. with respect to irritability or patience, outbursts of anger, or the like; disposition: an even temper. 3. heat of… …   Universalium

  • temper — I. transitive verb (tempered; tempering) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo French; Old English temprian & Anglo French temprer, from Latin temperare to moderate, mix, temper; probably akin to Latin tempor , tempus time Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Southland Region — This article is about the region in New Zealand. For other uses, see Southland. Southland Murihiku   Region of New Zealand   Southland Region …   Wikipedia

  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium

  • temper — /ˈtɛmpə / (say tempuh) noun 1. a particular state of mind or feelings. 2. habit of mind, especially with respect to irritability or impatience, outbursts of anger, or the like. 3. heat of mind or passion, shown in outbursts of anger, resentment,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • temper — [tem′pər] vt. [ME tempren < OE temprian & OFr temprer, both < L temperare, to observe proper measure, mix, regulate, forbear < tempus (gen. temporis), time, period, orig., a span < IE * tempos, a span < * temp , to pull < base * …   English World dictionary

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