English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Old French , from servisable . servise
Adjective [ edit ]
serviceable ( comparative , more serviceable superlative ) most serviceable
Easy to service.
Repairable instead of
disposable. In condition for use.
1719-, Daniel Defoe,
I employed myself in making, as well as I could, a great many baskets, both to carry earth or to carry or lay up anything, as I had occasion; and though I did not finish them very handsomely, yet I made them sufficiently
serviceable for my purpose...
1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter II, in , London: The Lodger Methuen, ; republished in OCLC 7780546 Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., 55 Fifth Avenue, , , OCLC 2666860 page 0091:
There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good,
serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
Synonyms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
repairable instead of disposable
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