affordable
adjective see afford

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • affordable — UK US /əˈfɔːdəbl/ adjective ► not expensive: »They are meeting consumer demand for fashionable products at affordable prices. » affordable homes. keep sth/make sth affordable »The Prius is heavily subsidised by Toyota to keep it affordable.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Affordable — Af*ford a*ble, a. That may be afforded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affordable — (adj.) 1866, from AFFORD (Cf. afford) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Affordability; affordably …   Etymology dictionary

  • affordable — [[t]əfɔ͟ː(r)dəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is affordable, most people have enough money to buy it. ...the availability of affordable housing... The company makes wearable, beautifully cut clothes at affordable prices Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • affordable — af|ford|a|ble [ ə fɔrdəbl ] adjective inexpensive enough for ordinary people to afford: affordable housing/childcare concert seats at affordable prices …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • affordable — UK [əˈfɔː(r)dəb(ə)l] / US [əˈfɔrdəb(ə)l] adjective cheap enough for ordinary people to afford affordable childcare concert seats at affordable prices Derived word: affordability UK [əˌfɔː(r)dəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [əˌfɔrdəˈbɪlətɪ] uncountable …   English dictionary

  • affordable — affordability, n. affordably, adv. /euh fawr deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that can be afforded; believed to be within one s financial means: attractive new cars at affordable prices. n. 2. Usually, affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford …   Universalium

  • affordable — adj. Affordable is used with these nouns: ↑home, ↑housing, ↑luxury, ↑price, ↑rent …   Collocations dictionary

  • affordable —    cheap    Used of household equipment and of small and often skimpy houses built for the poor:     The associations took over from the councils as the main providers of social housing in 1988, with the intention of providing affordable… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • affordable — [əˈfɔːdəb(ə)l] adj cheap enough for ordinary people to afford a shortage of affordable housing[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • affordable — afford ► VERB 1) (can/could afford) have sufficient money, time, or means for. 2) provide (an opportunity or facility). DERIVATIVES affordability noun affordable adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «promote, perform»; related to FORTH(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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