nameable

or nam·a·ble

[ ney-muh-buhl ]
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adjective
  1. capable of or susceptible to being named or identified; identifiable.

  2. worth mentioning by name; notable; memorable.

Origin of nameable

1
First recorded in 1770–80; name + -able

Other words from nameable

  • name·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·name·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby nameable

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How to use nameable in a sentence

  • The general result is, that there are three chief kinds of nameable things:—1.

  • We are thus, as it were, driven upon the theory of Theism as furnishing the only nameable explanation of this universal order.

    Thoughts on Religion | George John Romanes
  • This celestial joy is, fundamentally, a question of the enduring of some un-nameable energy.

    The Prodigal Returns | Lilian Staveley
  • What could it be, she appeared to ask, that was barely nameable?

    The Two Magics | Henry James
  • Also, a sail of very light duck, over which un-nameable sails have been set, which defy classification.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth