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Related to movable: movable type, moveable feast, Movable Signs

mov·a·ble

also move·a·ble  (mo͞o′və-bəl)
adj.
1. Possible to move: a movable stove; a movable rock.
2. Varying in date from year to year: a movable holiday.
3. Law Of or relating to personal property (that is, property that can be moved).
n.
1. Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.
2. movables Law Personal property.

mov′a·bil′i·ty, mov′a·ble·ness n.
mov′a·bly adv.

movable

(ˈmuːvəbəl) or

moveable

adj
1. able to be moved or rearranged; not fixed
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (esp of religious festivals such as Easter) varying in date from year to year
3. (Law) (usually speltmoveable) law denoting or relating to personal property as opposed to realty
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing (of type) cast singly so that each character is on a separate piece of type suitable for composition by hand, as founder's type
n
(Furniture) (often plural) a movable article, esp a piece of furniture
ˌmovaˈbility, ˈmoveability n
ˈmovableness, ˈmoveableness n
ˈmovably, ˈmoveably adv

mov•a•ble

or move•a•ble

(ˈmu və bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being moved; not fixed in one place, position, or posture.
2. Law. (of property) personal, as distinguished from real.
3. changing from one date to another in different years: a movable holiday.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.movable - personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
Adj.1.movable - (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
portable - easily or conveniently transported; "a portable television set"
2.movable - capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to anothermovable - capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

movable

adjective portable, mobile, transferable, detachable, not fixed, transportable, portative The wooden fence is movable

movable

also moveable
adjective
Capable of moving or being moved from place to place:
noun
1. A piece of equipment for comfort or convenience:
appointment (used in plural), furnishing.
Chiefly British: fitting (used in plural).
2. Law. One's portable property.Often used in plural:
belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), good (used in plural), lares and penates, personal effects, personal property, possession (used in plural), property, thing (often used in plural).
Informal: stuff.
Law: chattel.
Translations
pohyblivý
flytbar
hreyfanlegur, færanlegur

movable

[ˈmuːvəbl]
A. ADJmovible, móvil
movable feastfiesta f movible
not easily movablenada fácil de mover
B. NPL movablesmuebles mpl, mobiliario msing (Jur) → bienes mpl muebles

movable

[ˈmuːvəbəl] adjmobile

movable

adjbeweglich (auch Jur, Eccl); (= transportable)transportierbar, transportfähig; not easily movableschwer zu bewegen/transportieren
n
(= portable object)bewegliches Gut; movables plMobiliar nt, → Mobilien pl
usu pl (Jur) → bewegliches Vermögen, Mobiliarvermögen nt

movable

[ˈmuːvəbl] adjmobile, movibile

move

(muːv) verb
1. to (cause to) change position or go from one place to another. He moved his arm; Don't move!; Please move your car.
2. to change houses. We're moving on Saturday.
3. to affect the feelings or emotions of. I was deeply moved by the film.
noun
1. (in board games) an act of moving a piece. You can win this game in three moves.
2. an act of changing homes. How did your move go?
ˈmovable, ˈmoveable adjective
ˈmovement noun
1. (an act of) changing position or going from one point to another. The animal turned sideways with a swift movement.
2. activity. In this play there is a lot of discussion but not much movement.
3. the art of moving gracefully or expressively. She teaches movement and drama.
4. an organization or association. the Scout movement.
5. the moving parts of a watch, clock etc.
6. a section of a large-scale piece of music. the third movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
7. a general tendency towards a habit, point of view etc. There's a movement towards simple designs in clothing these days.
movie (-vi) noun
(especially American).
1. a cinema film. a horror movie.
2. (in plural. with the) the cinema and films in general: to go to the movies.
ˈmoving adjective
having an effect on the emotions etc. a very moving speech.
ˈmovingly adverb
get a move on
to hurry or move quickly. Get a move on, or you'll be late!
make a move
1. to move at all. If you make a move, I'll shoot you!
2. (with for or towards) to move (in the direction of). He made a move for the door.
move along
to keep moving, not staying in one place. The police told the crowd to move along.
move heaven and earth
to do everything that one possibly can.
move house
to change one's home or place of residence. They're moving house next week.
move in
to go into and occupy a house etc. We can move in on Saturday.
move off
(of vehicles etc) to begin moving away. The bus moved off just as I got to the bus stop.
move out
to leave, cease to live in, a house etc. She has to move out before the new owners arrive.
move up
to move in any given direction so as to make more space. Move up and let me sit down, please.
on the move
1. moving from place to place. With his kind of job, he's always on the move.
2. advancing. The frontiers of scientific knowledge are always on the move.
References in classic literature ?
Expert and reliable packers and movers were engaged to convey the furniture, carpets, pictures --everything movable, in short--to places of security.
The grounds upon which Linnaeus would fain have banished the whales from the waters, he states as follows: On account of their warm bilocular heart, their lungs, their movable eyelids, their hollow ears, penem intrantem feminam mammis lactantem, and finally, ex lege naturae jure meritoque.
The stalls were the old-fashioned style, too much on the slope; but he had two movable bars fixed across the back of our stalls, so that at night, and when we were resting, he just took off our halters and put up the bars, and thus we could turn about and stand whichever way we pleased, which is a great comfort.
or small movable forts and magazines, at the service of some unscrupulous man in power?
They say that the first movable types were made on birch sticks--BUCHSTABE--hence the name.
It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history.
Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life for evermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and bright a ball-room, as you would desire to see upon a winter's night.
Mantelets were temporary and movable defences formed
On those occasions, when a servant had given me notice, my custom was to go immediately to the door, and, after paying my respects, to take up the coach and two horses very carefully in my hands (for, if there were six horses, the postillion always unharnessed four,) and place them on a table, where I had fixed a movable rim quite round, of five inches high, to prevent accidents.
Light movable desks, made to slide in and out at will, allowed one to rest one's book while reading.
Put out of countenance by the manner in which he thus "set foot" upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that are always perched upon these movable quays, that they flew noisily away.
In unutterable anguish I went to the window, opened the movable pane and looked out into the troubled darkness of the thickly falling wet snow.