Considerable Con*sid"er*a*ble (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]r*[.a]*b'l), a. [Cf. F. consid['e]rable.] 1. Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to. [1913 Webster]

It is considerable, that some urns have had inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were burning. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons. [1913 Webster]

You are, indeed, a very considerable man. --Junius. [1913 Webster]

3. Of importance or value. [1913 Webster]

In painting, not every action, nor every person, is considerable enough to enter into the cloth. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A considerable sum of money. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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