Hypertext Webster Gateway: "considerable"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Considerable \Con*sid"er*a*ble\, a. [Cf. F. consid['e]rable.]
1. Worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to.

It is considerable, that some urns have had
inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were
burning. --Bp. Wilkins.

Eternity is infinitely the most considerable
duration. --Tillotson.

2. Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable;
-- said of persons.

You are, indeed, a very considerable man. --Junius.

3. Of importance or value.

In painting, not every action, nor every person, is
considerable enough to enter into the cloth.

A considerable sum of money. --Prescott.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or
degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a
considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to
considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable
amount of time on the problem" [ant: {inconsiderable}]

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