legible

  • 1Legible — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2legible — 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… …

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  • 3legible — 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

  • 4legible — adjetivo 1. Que se puede leer: Tu firma es legible …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5legible — index coherent (clear), comprehensible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6legible — (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

  • 7legible — [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

  • 8legible — Legible, ou Lisible, qu on peut lire, Legibilis …

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  • 9legible — (Del lat. legibĭlis). adj. Que se puede leer …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 10legible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of handwriting or print) clear enough to read. DERIVATIVES legibility noun legibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin legibilis, from legere to read …

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  • 11legible — [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 …

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  • 12legible — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ clearly ▪ Her handwriting was clearly legible. ▪ still ▪ The inscription is still legible …

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  • 13legible — [[t]le̱ʤɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Legible writing is clear enough to read. My handwriting isn t very legible. ...a barely legible sign. Ant: illegible …

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  • 14legible — ► adjetivo Que puede ser leído porque se distinguen bien las letras: ■ sólo corregiré los exámenes que sean legibles. TAMBIÉN leíble * * * legible (del lat. «legibĭlis») adj. Se dice de lo que se puede leer por estar escrito con suficiente… …

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  • 15legible — {{#}}{{LM L23583}}{{〓}} {{SynL24164}} {{[}}legible{{]}} ‹le·gi·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que se puede leer. {{#}}{{LM SynL24164}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE L23583}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} {{[}}legible{{]}} {{《}}▍ adj.{{》}} =… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 16legible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read Date: 14th century 1. capable of being read or deciphered ; plain < legible handwriting > 2. capable of being discovered or understood • legibility noun •&#8230; …

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  • 17legible — legibly, adv. /lej euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being read or deciphered, esp. with ease, as writing or printing; easily readable. 2. capable of being discerned or distinguished: Anger was legible in his looks and behavior. [1400 50; late ME <&#8230; …

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  • 18legible — See readable. See readable, legible …

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  • 19legible — le|gi|ble [ˈledʒıbəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: legibilis, from Latin legere; LEGEND] written or printed clearly enough for you to read ≠ ↑illegible ▪ Her handwriting was so tiny it was barely legible. &GT;legibly adv&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20legible — leg|i|ble [ ledʒəbl ] adjective able to be read: The names and dates on the gravestones were no longer legible. ╾ leg|i|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English