Admissible vs Drab - What's the difference?
As an adjective admissible
is capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed; allowable, permissible, acceptable.
As a noun drab is
capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed; allowable, permissible, acceptable
(artificial intelligence) Describing a heuristic that never overestimates the cost of reaching a goal.
(etyl), meaning "color of undyed cloth", from (etyl) ).
[Xavier Delamarre, ''Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental , s.v. "drappo" (Paris: Errance, 2001).]
Dull, uninteresting, particularly of colour.
, date=November 3
, author=David Ornstein
, title=Macc Tel-Aviv 1 - 2 Stoke
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=In a drab first half, Ryan Shotton's drive was deflected on to a post and Jon Walters twice went close.}}
A fabric, usually of thick wool or cotton, having a drab colour.
The colour of this fabric; a dun, dull grey, or or dull brownish yellow.
A wooden box, used in saltworks for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
* (fabric) (l)
Origin uncertain; probably compare Irish drabog, Gaelic .
(dated) A dirty or untidy woman; a slattern.
* 1956 , (John Creasey), Gideon's Week :
- Old provincial society had [...] its brilliant young professional dandies who ended by living up an entry with a drab and six children for their establishment [...].
(dated) A promiscuous woman, a slut; a prostitute.
* 1957 , (Frank Swinnerton), The Woman from Sicily :
- The doss house emptied during the day; from ten o'clock until five or six in the evening, there was no one there except Mulliver, a drab who did some of the cleaning for him, and occasional visitors.
- Ineffable sarcasm underlined the word 'bride', suggesting that Mrs Mudge must be a drab who had married for respectability.
A box used in a saltworks for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
* (slut) See
* (prostitute) See
(obsolete) To consort with prostitutes.