adjustable etymology

English word adjustable comes from English -able, English adjust

Detailed word origin of adjustable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-able English (eng) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
adjust English (eng) (intransitive) To change to fit circumstances.. (transitive) To improve or rectify.. (transitive) To modify.. (transitive) To settle an insurance claim.
adjustable English (eng) Capable of being adjusted.

Words with the same origin as adjustable

Descendants of -able
accountable available dependable disposable enjoyable fashionable lovable predictable regrettable remarkable valuable