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Webster 1913 Edition


Equable

E′qua-ble

(?; 277)
,
Adj.
[L.
aequabilis
, fr.
aequare
to make level or equal, fr.
aequus
even, equal. See
Equal
.]
1.
Equal and uniform; continuing the same at different times; – said of motion, and the like; uniform in surface; smooth;
as, an
equable
plain or globe
.
2.
Uniform in action or intensity; not variable or changing; – said of the feelings or temper.

Webster 1828 Edition


Equable

E'QUABLE

,
Adj.
[L. oequabilis, from oequus, equal, even, oeguo, to equal, to level.]
1.
Equal and uniform at all times, as motion. An equable motion continues the same in degree of velocity, neither accelerated nor retarded.
2.
Even; smooth; having a uniform surface or form; as an equable glove or plain.

Definition 2022


equable

equable

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

equable (comparative more equable, superlative most equable)

  1. Unvarying, calm and steady; constant and uniform.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 18,
      Turning to the prisoner, "Budd," he said, and scarce in equable tones, "Budd, if you have aught further to say for yourself, say it now."
  2. (of temperature) Free from extremes of heat or cold.
  3. (of emotions etc) Not easily disturbed; tranquil.

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Middle French

Adjective

equable m, f (plural equables)

  1. equable (calm; steady; constant; uniform)