[ih-maj-uh-nuh-buh l]


capable of being imagined or conceived.

Origin of imaginable

1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin imāginābilis, equivalent to Latin imāginā(rī) to imagine + -bilis -ble
Related formsi·mag·i·na·ble·ness, nouni·mag·i·na·bly, adverbun·im·ag·i·na·ble, adjectiveun·im·ag·i·na·ble·ness, nounun·im·ag·i·na·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for imaginable

Contemporary Examples of imaginable

Historical Examples of imaginable

  • The boy contracted every fever, every imaginable malady, one after the other.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • Its blaze illumined one of the wildest of imaginable scenes.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • They've made preparations to fight any imaginable contagion you could drop on them.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • But Esther seemed of all imaginable persons the least likely to deliver a blow of any sort.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Like nearly all other imaginable things, what you state is not impossible.

Word Origin and History for imaginable

late 14c., ymaginable, from Old French imaginable and directly from Late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper