from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possible to read or decipher: legible handwriting.
- adj. Plainly discernible; apparent: legible weaknesses in character and disposition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing.
- adj. Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be read; written plainly or in intelligible characters: as, a legible manuscript.
- Hence That may be discovered or discerned by marks or indications.
- Synonyms Readable, recognizable, plain, manifest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered
Middle English, from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin legibilis ("that can be read"). (Wiktionary)