- suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
- worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.
- that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.
Origin of livable
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Examples from the Web for liveable
He could not see his life as liveable if it were to meet him at every turn.A Young Man's Year
It's whether one finds her soul's realm or not that a place is liveable or not.The Riverman
Stewart Edward White
In every letter she had written lately she had assured him that life was not liveable in the summer term without a pony.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
I never could like it as Mrs. Fulbert Underwood made it, but now it is so bright and fresh and liveable!The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
He provided them with plenty of food and clothing, and always saw to it that their cabins were liveable.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
Work Projects Administration
- (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
- worth living; tolerable
- (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
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Word Origin and History for liveable
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