- 1Notably large in size, amount, or extent: a position of considerable influenceMore example sentences
- Please be as generous as you can as it takes a considerable amount of money to put this in place.
- It was that a basic disconnection had occurred that was to a considerable extent the west's own fault.
- As the firm's engraver, he requires an artistic eye and a considerable amount of strength.
- 1.1(Of a person) having merit or distinction: he was a limited, but still considerable, novelistMore example sentences
- She is a succour and support to him but is also a considerable thinker in her own right.
- Best known for her vivid African memoirs, she was also a considerable novelist who achieved a scale that could fairly be called epic.
- In youth he afforded proof of original power; he was a considerable politician, and an excellent classical scholar.
late Middle English (in the sense 'capable of being considered'): from medieval Latin considerabilis 'worthy of consideration', from Latin considerare (see consider).