The definition of preferable is something that you would rather have.
An example of something preferable is a seat by the window, instead of by the kitchen.
more desirable; to be preferred
More desirable or worthy than another; preferred: Coffee is preferable to tea, I think.
- pref′er·a·bil′i·ty, pref′er·a·ble·ness
(comparative more preferable, superlative most preferable)