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Definition of "considerable" []

  • Large in amount, extent, or degree: a writer of considerable influence. (adjective)
  • Worthy of consideration; significant: The economy was a considerable issue in the campaign. (adjective)
  • Informal A considerable amount, extent, or degree. (noun)

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.

Use "considerable" in a sentence
  • "In colonial Maryland, whites complained to judicial authorities that slaves were “drunke on the Lords Day beating their Negro drums by which they call considerable Number of Negroes together in some Certaine places.”"
  • "So those of you thinking about going hiking maybe this weekend into the Colorado Rockies, down to the San Juan, across the Wasatch and Siuwincas (ph) and up into parts of Idaho and Montana, we have what we call a considerable threat of avalanche danger in the back country areas."
  • "As far as avalanche is concerned, there is still what they call considerable avalanche danger."