Dictionary.com

-ble

Save This Word!

variant of -able (soluble); occurring first in words of Latin origin that came into English through French, later in words taken directly from Latin.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of -ble

Middle English <Old French <Latin -bilem, accusative of -bilis (masculine and feminine) or <-bile (neuter) adj. suffix

Definition for -ble (2 of 2)

B.L.E.

abbreviation

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Get Online Help For Kids!