Origin of usable
Examples from the Web for usable
After all that steps, 220 pounds of fresh-picked beans will wind up as about 30 pounds of usable product.Will Coffee Rust Hurt Starbucks?
June 8, 2014
This loss of usable myelin results in poor nerve-to-nerve coordination, resulting is a slightly haywire main dashboard.Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?
November 13, 2013
Crumpton turned the young man into an asset, and he provided an immense amount of usable information.CIA’s Henry Crumpton on the Heroes You’ll Never Know
November 15, 2012
The contents of its freezer, which dips to minus-65 degrees Fahrenheit, was usable, but everything else had to be discarded.New York’s Sushi Business Comes Back After Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012
And that is a more concrete, usable, specific fact than Rembrandt ever provides.On Kawara at David Zwirner, a Million-Dollar Enigma
January 6, 2012
They would not travel in usable paths, so they were never developed.The Black Star Passes
John W Campbell
The result was that when the saddle of mutton was served, she had no usable knife.A Little Country Girl
No education is usable which has frills, Mr. Breeze insists.The New Education
His copy was certainly inaccurate in places, but it was usable.The Son of a Servant
If the edge is only slightly uneven it can be bent so that it is usable.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl
- able to be used
Word Origin and History for usable
late 14c., from Old French usable (early 14c.), from user (see use). Not a common word before c.1840. Related: Usably.