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Mo·bile

 (mō-bēl′, mō′bēl′)
A city of southwest Alabama at the mouth of the Mobile River, about 61 km (38 mi) long, on the north shore of Mobile Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded c. 1710, the city was held by the French, British, and Spanish until it was seized by US forces in 1813. In the Battle of Mobile Bay (August 1864), Adm. David Farragut defeated a major Confederate flotilla and secured Union control of the area.

mo·bile

 (mō′bəl, -bēl′, -bīl′)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of moving or of being moved readily from place to place: a mobile organism; a mobile missile system.
b. Of or relating to wireless communication devices, such as cell phones.
2.
a. Capable of moving or changing quickly from one state or condition to another: a mobile, expressive face.
b. Fluid; unstable: a mobile situation following the coup.
3.
a. Marked by the easy intermixing of different social groups: a mobile community.
b. Moving relatively easily from one social class or level to another: an upwardly mobile generation.
c. Tending to travel and relocate frequently: a restless, mobile society.
4. Flowing freely; fluid: a mobile liquid.
n.
1. (mō′bēl′) A type of sculpture consisting of carefully equilibrated parts that move, especially in response to air currents.
2. A mobile phone.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mōbilis, from *movibilis, from movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·bil′i·ty (mō-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

mobile

(ˈməʊbaɪl)
adj
1. having freedom of movement; movable
2. changing quickly in expression: a mobile face.
3. (Sociology) sociol (of individuals or social groups) moving within and between classes, occupations, and localities: upwardly mobile.
4. (Military) (of military forces) able to move freely and quickly to any given area
5. (postpositive) informal having transport available: are you mobile tonight?.
n
6. (Art Movements)
a. a sculpture suspended in midair with delicately balanced parts that are set in motion by air currents
b. (as modifier): mobile sculpture. Compare stabile
7. (Telecommunications) short for mobile phone
[C15: via Old French from Latin mōbilis, from movēre to move]

Mobile

(ˈməʊbiːl; məʊˈbiːl)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Alabama, on Mobile Bay (an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico): the state's only port and its first permanent settlement, made by French colonists in 1711. Pop: 193 464 (2003 est)

mo•bile

(ˈmoʊ bəl, -bil; esp. Brit. -baɪl for 1-8,10,11; ˈmoʊ bil or, Brit., -baɪl for 9 )

adj.
1. capable of moving or being moved readily.
2. contained in or utilizing a motor vehicle for ready movement from place to place: a mobile x-ray unit.
3. changing easily in expression, mood, purpose, etc.: a mobile face.
4. quickly responding to impulses, emotions, etc., as the mind.
5.
a. characterized by or permitting the mixing of social groups.
b. characterized by or permitting relatively free movement from one social class or level to another.
6. flowing freely, as a liquid.
7. of or pertaining to a mobile.
n.
8. an abstract sculpture having delicately balanced units constructed of pieces of metal or other material suspended in midair by wire or twine so that the individual parts can move independently.
[1480–90; < Latin, neuter of mōbilis movable =mō- (variant s. of movēre to move) + -bilis -ble]

Mo•bile

(moʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil)

n.
1. a seaport in SW Alabama at the mouth of the Mobile River. 208,820.
2. a river in SW Alabama, formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. 38 mi. (61 km) long.

-mobile

a combining form extracted from automobile, occurring in coinages denoting types of motorized conveyances, esp. vehicles equipped to procure or deliver objects, provide services, etc., to people without regular access to these: bloodmobile; snowmobile.

Mobile

 the populace; the route; the mob—Johnson, 1755.
Example: the mobile were fast gathering, 1830.

mobile

A movable sculpture of shapes cut out of wood or sheet metal, linked by wires or rods in order to revolve easily or move up and down; invented by American sculptor, Alexander Calder (1932). Compare stabile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mobile - a river in southwestern AlabamaMobile - a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Mobile - a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
3.mobile - sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currentsmobile - sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
stabile - a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
Adj.1.mobile - migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
2.mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
immobile - not capable of movement or of being moved
3.mobile - having transportation availablemobile - having transportation available  
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
4.mobile - capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to anothermobile - capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another; "a highly mobile face"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
5.mobile - affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"

mobile

adjective
2. active, lively, energetic, able to move, sprightly, spry, motile, ambulant I'm still very mobile.
3. adaptable, flexible, versatile, transplantable young, mobile professionals
4. changeable, meaning, animated, expressive, eloquent, suggestive, ever-changing She had a mobile, expressive face.

mobile

adjective
1. Capable of moving or being moved from place to place:
2. Changing easily, as in expression:
Translations
سَريعَة التَّغَيُّرقابِل للنَّقْل أو الحَرَكَهمُتَحَرِّك، مُتَنَقِّلمُتَحَرِكُ
mobilnípohyblivýpojízdnýpřenosnýproměnlivý
mobilletbevægelig
mobilekännykkä
mobilan
færanlegurhreyfanlegur; sem er gangfærlifandi, síbreytilegur
ケータイモビール携帯電話
모빌
judėjimo laisvėkilnojamaskintamasmobilizacijamobilizuoti
kustīgsmainīgsmobilsnepastāvīgspārvietojams
mobil
pojazdný
okretenprenosen
mobiltelefon
เคลื่อนที่ได้
değişkenhareketlikolayca ifade değiştirebilenseyyartaşınabilir
di động

mobile

[ˈməʊbaɪl]
A. ADJ (= movable) [theatre, shop] → ambulante; [missile launcher] → portátil, transportable; [workforce] → que tiene movilidad; [society] → con movilidad; (= expressive) [face, features] → expresivo
I'm still very mobiletodavía me muevo bastante
now that we're mobileahora que tenemos coche, ahora que estamos motorizados
see also upwardly
B. N
1. (Art) → móvil m
2. (= mobile phone) → móvil m, teléfono m celular (LAm)
C. CPD mobile home Ncaravana f, casa f rodante (S. Cone, Ven)
mobile library Nbiblioteca f ambulante, bibliobús m
mobile phone Nteléfono m móvil, teléfono m celular (LAm)
mobile unit Nunidad f móvil

mobile

[ˈməʊbaɪl]
adj
[network, operator] → de téléphonie mobile
(= movable) [+ object, unit] → mobile
(= able to walk) [patient, old person, toddler] → capable de se déplacer
(= able to travel) → mobile
I'll be more mobile when the car's back from the garage → Je serai plus mobile lorsque ma voiture reviendra du garage.
(= ready to move to another place) [population] → mobile; [worker] → faisant preuve de mobilité
to be mobile (= prepared to move) → faire preuve de mobilité
Applicants must be mobile (British)Les candidats devront être prêts à accepter tout déplacement., Les candidats doivent faire preuve de mobilité.
to be highly mobile [worker] → faire preuve de beaucoup de mobilité
IT people are highly mobile → Les travailleurs des NTIC font preuve de beaucoup de mobilité.
n
(= phone) → portable m
to phone sb on their mobile → appeler qn sur son portable mobile number
(= art work) → mobile mmobile home nmobile home mmobile library nbibliobus mmobile number nnuméro m de portablemobile phone ntéléphone m portablemobile shop n (British)camion m magasin

mobile

adj
personbeweglich, mobil; (= having means of transport)beweglich, motorisiert; (Sociol) → mobil; the patient is mobile alreadyder Patient kann schon aufstehen
X-ray unit etcfahrbar; missile launcher, laboratorymobil
mindwendig, beweglich; face, expression, featureslebhaft, beweglich
n
(= mobile phone)Handy nt
(= decoration)Mobile nt

mobile

:
mobile canteen
nKantine fauf Rädern, mobile Küche; (Mil) → Feldküche f
mobile home
nWohnwagen m
mobile library
nFahrbücherei f
mobile phone
nMobiltelefon nt, → Handy nt
mobile radio
nMobilfunk m; (= device)Funkgerät nt
mobile shop
n (Brit) → Verkaufswagen m
mobile walkway
n (US) → Rollsteg m

mobile

[ˈməʊbaɪl]
1. adj (gen) → mobile
the old man is no longer mobile → il vecchio non può più muoversi
are you mobile today? → hai un mezzo oggi?
applicants must be mobile (Brit) → i candidati devono essere disposti a viaggiare
mobile studio (Radio, TV) → studio mobile
2. n (Art) → mobile m inv

mobile

(ˈmoubail) adjective
1. able to move. The van supplying country districts with library books is called a mobile library; The old lady is no longer mobile – she has to stay in bed all day.
2. able to move or be moved quickly or easily. Most of the furniture is very light and mobile.
3. (of someone's features or face) changing easily in expression.
moˈbility (-ˈbi-) noun
ˈmobilize, ˈmobilise (-bi-) verb
to make (especially troops, an army etc), or become, ready for use or action.
ˌmobiliˈzation, ˌmobiliˈsation (-bi-) noun
mobile phone (also mobile) see cellular phone.

mobile

مُتَحَرِكُ mobilní mobil Mobile κινητό móvil mobile portable mobilan cellulare モビール 모빌 mobieltje mobil telefon komórkowy móbile мобильный mobiltelefon เคลื่อนที่ได้ taşınabilir di động 能活动的

mobile

adj móvil; mobile MRI unit.. unidad f móvil de resonancia magnética
References in classic literature ?
Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any motion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages.
Our dogs tore a feller half to pieces, once, down in Mobile, 'fore we could get
Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
The face, clean-shaven, shows a hard, square chin, a large resolute, mobile mouth, a good-sized nose, rather straight, but with quick, sensitive nostrils, that seem to broaden as the big bushy brows come down and the mouth tightens.
Then, as if to render an account to herself of the changes she could place upon her countenance, so mobile and so expressive, she made it take all expressions from that of passionate anger, which convulsed her features, to that of the most sweet, most affectionate, and most seducing smile.
In his tall stalwartness Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
No; I dream of something far beyond that pale-faced, excitable little Helvetian (by-the-by she has infinitely more of the nervous, mobile Parisienne in her than of the the robust 'jungfrau').
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.
The dark-mustached mouth was as mute as the deep eyes were mobile, darting incessantly hither and thither, but it was clear that Brain of the Indian police had taken up the trail like an old hunter after a tiger.
His face was composed and occupied, but his nose-tip still had the air of being the most mobile part of his face, as if it had just turned from left to right like an elephant's proboscis.
She was a fine and handsome girl--not handsomer than some others, possibly--but her mobile peony mouth and large innocent eyes added eloquence to colour and shape.
Nor were there many lines as yet upon the smooth and mobile face; and its frame was still that dear den of disorder and good taste, with the carved book-case, the dresser and chests of still older oak, and the Wattses and Rossettis hung anyhow on the walls.