- 1(of a system, an idea, etc.) that can be used successfully and effectively synonym practical a workable plan I'm sure we can come to some workable arrangement.
- 2that you can shape, spread, dig, etc. Add more water until the dough is workable. Plant the shrubs when the soil is soft and workable.
- 3 (of a mine, etc.) that can still be used and will make a profit