American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Improvable

IMPROV’ABLE, a. [See Improve.] Susceptible of improvement; capable of growing or being made better; that may be advanced in good qualities.

We have stock enough, and that too of an improvable nature, that is capable of infinite advancement.

Man is accommodated with moral principles,improvable by the exercise of his faculties.

I have a fine spread of improvable lands.

1. That may be used to advantage, or for the increase of any thing valuable.

The essays of weaker heads afford improvable hints to better.

2. Capable of tillage or cultivation.

A scarcity of improvable lands began to be felt in these colonies.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Improvable," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBCDB1KT1HP8LYX.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Improvable." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBCDB1KT1HP8LYX.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Improvable' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBCDB1KT1HP8LYX.