Webster 1913 Edition
Worthy of consideration; requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to.
considerable, that some urns have had inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were burning.
Eternity is infinitely the most
Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; – said of persons.
You are, indeed, a very
Of importance or value.
In painting, not every action, nor every person, is
considerableenough to enter into the cloth.
considerablesum of money.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked or attended to.
It is considerable, that some urns have had inscriptions on them, expressing that the lamps were burning.
[This primary use of the word is obsolescent or very rarely used.]
2.Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.
Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration.
As that which is worthy of regard is in some measure important, hence
3.Respectable; deserving of notice; of some distinction; applied to persons.
Men considerable in all worthy professions, eminent in many ways of life.
4.Important; valuable; or moderately large, according to the subject. Considerable aid was expected from the allies. A man has a considerable estate in Norfolk. A considerable sum of money was collected. Sometimes followed by to. He thought his aid considerable to him.