nameable

or nam·a·ble

[ney-muh-buh l]

adjective

capable of or susceptible to being named or identified; identifiable.
worth mentioning by name; notable; memorable.

Nearby words

  1. name-caller,
  2. name-calling,
  3. name-drop,
  4. name-dropper,
  5. name-dropping,
  6. nameboard,
  7. namecheck,
  8. nameless,
  9. namelessly,
  10. namely

Origin of nameable

First recorded in 1770–80; name + -able

Related formsname·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·name·a·ble, adjective

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Examples from the Web for nameable

  • The Unnameable is the originator of Heaven and earth; manifesting itself as the Nameable, it is “the mother of all things.”

  • 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