What does the word teachable mean?

Usage examples for teachable

  1. As they are less instructed, they are withal less conceited, and more teachable. – A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in Our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by George Berkeley
  2. There were too many violent political allusions in it, complains their good Mentor of Edinburgh; and persuades them, seemingly the most meek and teachable of heroes, to omit them; though Alexander, while submitting, pleads fairly enough for retaining them, in a passage which we will give, as a specimen of the sort of English possible to be acquired by a Scotch day- labourer, self- educated, all but the rudiments of reading and writing, and a few lectures on popular poetry from " a young student of Aberdeen," now the Rev. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley