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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPARABLE, a. That may be compared; worthy of comparison; being of equal regard; that may be estimated as equal.
There is no blessing of life comparable to the enjoyment of a discreet and virtuous friend.
The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold. Lamentations 4.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: able to be compared or worthy of comparison [ant: incomparable, uncomparable]
2: conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year" [syn: comparable, corresponding, like]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. capable of or suitable for comparison 2. similar, like <fabrics of comparable quality> comparableness noun comparably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (often foll. by with) able to be compared. 2 (often foll. by to) fit to be compared; worth comparing. Usage: Use with to and with corresponds to the senses at compare; to is more common. Derivatives: comparability n. comparableness n. comparably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L comparabilis (as COMPARE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Comparable Com"pa*ra*ble, a. [L. comparabilis: cf. F. comparable.] Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison. There is no blessing of life comparable to the enjoyment of a discreet and virtuous friend. --Addison. -- Com"pa*ra*ble*ness, n. -- Com"pa*ra*bly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is comparable to something else is roughly similar, for example in amount or importance. ...paying the same wages to men and women for work of comparable value... Farmers were meant to get an income comparable to that of townspeople... The risk it poses is comparable with smoking just one cigarette every year. = similar ADJ: oft ADJ to/with n 2. If two or more things are comparable, they are of the same kind or are in the same situation, and so they can reasonably be compared. In other comparable countries real wages increased much more rapidly... By contrast, the comparable figure for the Netherlands is 16 per cent... = equivalent ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. To be compared, worthy of comparison, deserving comparison.

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affinitive, agnate, akin, alike, analogical, analogous, appertaining, approximate, approximating, approximative, associative, close, collatable, commensurable, commensurate, comparative, congenial, connective, consonant, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, duplicate, en rapport, equivalent, homologous, like, linking, matchable, matching, much at one, near, of a kind, of a piece, of a size, parallel, paralleling, pertaining, pertinent, proportionable, proportional, proportionate, proximate, referable, referring, relatable, relating, relational, relative, similar, sympathetic, twin, undifferenced, uniform

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