Webster 1913 Edition
Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like;
as, the roads are not
passable; the stream is
His body’s a
passablecarcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel.
Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.
With men as with false money – one piece is more or less
Could they have made this slander
My version will appear a
passablebeauty when the original muse is absent.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That may be penetrated; as a substance passable by a fluid.
2.Current; receivable; that may be or is transferred from hand to hand; as bills passable in lieu of coin. False coin is not passable.
3.Popular; well received.
4.Supportable. [This should be passible.]