Definition of "convertible" []

  • That can be converted: a convertible sofa bed. (adjective)
  • Having a top that can be folded back or removed: a convertible automobile. (adjective)
  • Lawfully exchangeable for gold or another currency: dollars convertible into yen. (adjective)
  • Something that can be converted. (noun)
  • A convertible automobile. (noun)
  • Capable of being converted (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of a car) having a folding or removable roof (adjective)
  • A bond or debenture that can be converted to ordinary or preference shares on a fixed date at a fixed price (adjective)
  • (of a paper currency) exchangeable on demand for precious metal to an equivalent value (adjective)
  • Able to be converted into a longer term mortgage without financial penalty (adjective)
  • A car with a folding or removable roof (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "convertible" in a sentence
  • "Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. said this month it will issue 60 billion yen (about $738 million) in convertible bonds partly to finance its capital outlays for its dynamic random access memory chip facilities."
  • "It also plans to raise up to € 250 million in convertible bonds."
  • "The Mini Cooper convertible is like a puppy in a pet shop: Oooooh, so cute!"