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Meaning of MOVABLE

Pronunciation:  'moovubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
  2. [adj]  (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)

MOVABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mobile, moveable, portable, transferable, transferrable, transportable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mov"a*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. movable. See {Move}.]
    1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or
       conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture;
       susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a
       movable steam engine.
    2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.
       e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year
       to year.
    {Movable letter} (Heb. Gram.), a letter that is pronounced,
       as opposed to one that is quiescent.
  2. \Mov"a*ble\, n.; pl. {Movables}.
    1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of
       property not fixed, or not a part of real estate;
       generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
             Furnished with the most rich and princely movables.
    2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
    Note: The word is not convertible with personal property,
          since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are
          personal property by our law are immovables by the
          Roman law. --Wharton.
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