I. adjective Date: circa 1619 1. worth consideration ; significant <
a considerable artist
2. large in extent or degree <
a considerable number
considerably adverb II. noun Date: 1685 a considerable amount, degree, or extent

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  • considérable — [ kɔ̃siderabl ] adj. • 1547; de considérer 1 ♦ Vieilli Qui attire la considération à cause de son importance, de sa valeur, de sa qualité. ⇒ éminent, notable, remarquable. Homme considérable. Position, situation considérable. 2 ♦ (1668) Très… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • considerable — Considerable. adj. v. Qui doit estre consideré. Chose considerable. raisons considerables. ouvrage considerable. cela n est pas considerable. il n a rien en luy de considerable. c est un homme fort considerable. il s est rendu considerable. il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • considérable — CONSIDÉRABLE. adject. des 2 g. Qui doit être considéré, qui est important, de conséquence, dont on doit faire cas. Raisons considérables. Cela n est pas considérable. C est un homme fort considérable. Il s est rendu considérable. Il tient un rang …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Considerable — Con*sid er*a*ble (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]r*[.a]*b l), a. [Cf. F. consid[ e]rable.] 1. Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to. [1913 Webster] It is considerable, that some urns have had inscriptions on them… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • considerable — I adjective abundant, ample, cardinal, commanding, compelling, consequential, dominant, estimable, a good deal of, gravis, great, important, impressive, influential, large, magnus, marked, material, momentous, not to be overlooked, notable,… …   Law dictionary

  • considerable — meaning ‘much; a lot of’ is used in BrE only of abstract things, such as attention, concern, delay, difficulty, distance, doubt, evidence, expense, experience, improvement, influence, interest, pain, pleasure, progress, sums of money, talent,… …   Modern English usage

  • considerable — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es grande o cuantioso: Hay diferencias considerables en los planteamientos de uno y otro. Finalizó la prueba con una considerable ventaja sobre sus más inmediatos perseguidores. Me hizo una oferta… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • considerable — [adj1] abundant, large ample, appreciable, astronomical, big, bountiful, comfortable, commodious, extensive, goodly, great, hefty, huge, large scale, lavish, major, marked, much, noticeable, plentiful, pretty, reasonable, respectable, sizable,… …   New thesaurus

  • considerable — [kən sid′er ə bəl] adj. [ME] 1. worth considering; important; noteworthy 2. much or large [considerable success] n. ☆ Chiefly Dial. a large amount or number; much considerably adv …   English World dictionary

  • considerable — mid 15c., capable of being considered, from M.L. considerabilis worthy to be considered, from L. considerare (see CONSIDER (Cf. consider)). Meaning pretty large is from 1640s (implied in considerably) …   Etymology dictionary

  • considerable — Considerable. Les choses sont grandement considerables …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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