Definition of printable in US English:



  • 1Suitable or fit to be printed or published.

    ‘break photographs up into printable form’
    ‘few people had a good, or even printable, word for him’
    • ‘He entertained a packed audience at Ilkley Playhouse this week with his routine of hilarious, if not entirely printable, series of anecdotes and stories of English football in the 1950s and 60s.’
    • ‘I'm not going to tell you what she called me, but suffice to say it's not printable.’
    • ‘He is only too aware of how he is judged by others - weird, oddball, crazy and strange are just the printable descriptions - but he does not seem to care too much.’
    • ‘I'm not speechless, but I haven't anything printable to say about the presentation.’
    • ‘‘What I would say to Marion right now is not printable,’ said her father, who is 77.’
    • ‘And those are just some of the more printable observations.’
    • ‘One can anticipate at least three reactions to this conclusion (three that are printable, that is).’
    • ‘We require you to find a witty, original and more importantly printable caption to go along with the image above.’
    • ‘The only comment I can make to reply to that is not printable.’
    • ‘‘Smug’ and ‘arrogant’ are two of the more printable descriptions of its attitude and critics have also claimed it has an unappealing habit of conducting its affairs in secret.’
    • ‘There are also many hundreds of additional words and phrases vented every day by players who find themselves in the Madhouse, most of which are not printable and certainly of no historical interest!’
    • ‘I can remember several brilliant one-liners that he used to come out with but none of them are printable.’
    • ‘My only task was to pout, dimple prettily, and be as printable as possible.’
    • ‘Sunny, for one, would have something to say about that, and it would not be printable.’
    • ‘Alec shouted a few things after us - the majority of them are not printable here - but thankfully that was all he did.’
    • ‘Struggling to use printable language, he added: ‘I think it shows a lack of consideration and a lack of proper management and efficiency.’’
    • ‘There are a few choice words I would like to say how I feel regarding this but they wouldn't be printable.’
    • ‘But… we could only report the sentences of a handful of them, those that were printable and not offensive.’
    • ‘The words I would use to describe the new swimming pool are not printable in this paper.’
    • ‘I may have more to say about this dichotomy later if I manage to get my thoughts in printable form.’
    1. 1.1Computing (of text) able to be printed.
      ‘the file is printable’
      • ‘The disk includes the plugin and printable documentation along with CodeWeavers Wine 1.0.’
      • ‘In publishing, you make the content available by extracting components out of the repository and constructing targeted publications such as websites, printable documents, and e-mail newsletters.’
      • ‘Click on, say, Newark Penn station and up comes a map and some printable text.’
      • ‘This programme will give you a printable list of all the installed applications on your computer, so the next time you install or reinstall the operating system, you'll have a list of programs to reference.’
      • ‘Students will be offered a mix of digital learning resources - including video, flash animations, interactive games, printable worksheets, text pages and illustrations - providing a variety of ways to learn.’