What does the word comparable mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Comparably.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Worthy to be compared; similar.

Usage examples for comparable

  1. The noble countenance before him grew luminous at once: the lip quivered, the eye sparkled; the enthusiasm of Godolphin was not comparable to that of Constance. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. This extra effort involves, most immediately, the need for a supplemental defense appropriation of $ 1. 3 billion for fiscal year 1958. In the 1959 budget, increased expenditures for missiles, nuclear ships, atomic energy, research and development, science and education, a special contingency fund to deal with possible new technological discoveries, and increases in pay and incentives to obtain and retain competent manpower add up to a total increase over the comparable figures in the 1957 budget of about $ 4 billion. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. What events for importance are comparable to the occurrences connected with his sojourn on earth? – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
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