What does the word usable mean?

Usage examples for usable

  1. Though a general subject may suggest more lines of thought, our knowledge about a specific subject is less vague, and consequently more usable. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  2. The tales that Joel Chandler Harris has assembled in this collection constitute a most charming and usable beast- epic. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  3. Below Wallingford the crossings were either only to be effected in very dry seasons or, though normally usable, might be interrupted by rain. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
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