[ kuhn-vur-tuh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being converted.

  2. having a folding top, as an automobile or pleasure boat.

  1. exchangeable for something of equal value: debts payable only in convertible currencies.

  1. an automobile or a boat with a folding top.

  2. a sofa, couch, or chair whose seating section can be folded out into a bed.

  1. Finance. a convertible bond or security.

Origin of convertible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word convertibilis.See convert1, -ible

Other words from convertible

  • con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun
  • con·vert·i·bly, adverb
  • non·con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·con·vert·i·ble, adjective
  • non·con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun
  • non·con·vert·i·bly, adverb
  • un·con·vert·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·con·vert·i·ble, adjective
  • un·con·vert·i·ble·ness, noun
  • un·con·vert·i·bly, adverb

Words Nearby convertible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use convertible in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for convertible


/ (kənˈvɜːtəbəl) /

  1. capable of being converted

  2. (of a car) having a folding or removable roof

  1. finance

    • a bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price

    • (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value

    • Canadian (of a mortgage) able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty

  1. a car with a folding or removable roof

Derived forms of convertible

  • convertibility or convertibleness, noun
  • convertibly, adverb

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