Crossword clues for feasible
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Feasible \Fea"si*ble\ (f[=e]"z[i^]*b'l) a. [F. faisable, fr. faire to make or do, fr. L. facere. See Fact, Feat.]
Capable of being done, executed, or effected; practicable.
Always existing before their eyes as a thing feasible in practice.
It was not feasible to gratify so many ambitions.
Fit to be used or tilled, as land. [R.]
--R. Trumbull. Fea"si*ble*ness, n.
-- Fea"si*bly, adv.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"capable of being done, accomplished or carried out," mid-15c., from Anglo-French faisible, from Old French faisable "possible, that may be done; easy, convenient," from fais-, stem of faire "do, make," from Latin facere "do, perform" (see factitious). Fowler recommends this word only for those "who feel that the use of an ordinary word for an ordinary notion does not do justice to their vocabulary or sufficiently exhibit their cultivation."
a. That can be done in practice.
adv. in a practicable manner; so as to be feasible [syn: practicably]
Usage examples of "feasible".
Utopian equalitarianism, the eugenist will join them willingly in a demand that the distribution of wealth be made to depend as far as feasible on the value of the individual to society.
As feasible as it was, Collet was having trouble believing Sophie Neveu could be involved in anything like that.
Hence the promise: At such time as it is socially feasible, SUM will begin to refashion us, with our complete memories but in the pride of our youth.
I told him that this design was feasible and that Howard Sipple, a graduate student in electronics, could construct it for him.
Sarlo were made in what seemed to be the only feasible way-crossing the Tegula at Lower Ford.
Malta, Brazil, Wales, Ireland, British Ind-- Being held as feasible for force like theirs, Of lavish numbers and unrecking aim.
On the other hand, to convert a hard water into a soft supply is scarcely feasible for brewing purposes.
She had never thought that what was possible for a merwoman was feasible for an ogress.
For these public considerations, I call upon you, as the commanding general, and as a party to all the conferences held by me on the 21st and 22d of July, to say whether I obstructed the pursuit of the enemy after the victory at Manassas, or have ever objected to an advance or other active operation which it was feasible for the army to undertake.
However, has it occurred to you that under present conditions, the most feasible route may unavoidably be circuitousnot to say ambagious, periphrastic and anfractuous?
It was entirely feasible that a missile aimed at, say, a missile silo in North Dakota might have strayed a few hundred miles and instead obliterated a grazing herd of pronghorn antelope in South Dakota.
This will always retain its place in operative surgery as a palliative and life-saving operation for carcinomatous stenosis of the lower part of the colon, and in cases of carcinoma of the rectum in which operation is not feasible.
Although he did not mention the possibility of prisoners being held within the city, Therm, like everyone else, knew that in a city, there was no feasible way to get them out without too great a cost in Rebel life.
What I am going to suggest here is that it would be quite feasible to invent a vocabulary, perhaps amounting to several thousands of words, which would deal with parts of our experience now practically unamenable to language.
Parma, an unexcelled knifeman, Marius and myself, the mission is quite feasible.