- that can be passed, traveled over, or crossed
- that can be circulated; genuine, as coin
- satisfactory or barely satisfactory for the purpose; adequate
- that can be enacted, as a proposed law
Origin of passableMiddle English from Middle French from passer, pass
- Capable of being passed, traversed, or crossed; navigable: a passable road.
- Acceptable for general circulation: passable currency.
- Satisfactory but not outstanding; adequate: The actors gave passable performances, but the singers seemed unrehearsed.
- Capable of being enacted: a passable bill.
(comparative more passable, superlative most passable)
From French passable