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Related to moveable: moveable feast, movable type


adj. & n.
Variant of movable.


or move•a•ble

(ˈmu və bəl)

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:
Adj.1.moveable - capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to anothermoveable - 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"


also moveable
Capable of moving or being moved from place to place:
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.
قابِل للنَّقْل، مَنْقول، مُتَحَرِّك
hreyfanlegur, færanlegur


[ˈmuːvəbəl] adj = movablemoveable feast n (= religious festival) → fête f mobile


(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.
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 ?
He had bequeathed the whole of his, and what had been her, moveable property, to his father: the poor creature was threatened, or coaxed, into that act during her week's absence, when his uncle died.
It was indeed a moveable pair of stairs, the lowest end placed at ten feet distance from the wall of the chamber.
There was once a fine gentleman, all of whose moveables were a boot-jack and a hair-comb: but he had the finest false collars in the world; and it is about one of these collars that we are now to hear a story.
The husband-and-wife owners of Geneva's Moveable Feast & Co.
ISLAMABAD -- The man who stood surety for former finance minister Ishaq Dar has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) requesting it to set aside several orders of the accountability court to initiate the process of attachment and sale of his moveable property.
Both a new bankruptcy law and a new moveable pledge law in the UAE are examples of progressive legal changes that are likely to increase confidence amongst financial institutions by harmonising existing laws with international best practises.
20 of 2016, which was issued last December concerning the mortgaging of movable properties as security for debts, which entailed the establishment of a registry to regulate the registration process of movable assets, publicise and prioritise lenders' rights and cover the processes of terminating or transferring the possession of moveable assets as well as their penalties and compensations.
According to media reports, NAB has stuck a notification outside Former Prime Minister Residence in Raiwind about not selling his moveable and immoveable properties while finance minister Ishaq Dar also received a notification at his residence in Gullberg.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Ministry of Finances State Assets Management Department signed a memorandum of understanding today to boost moveable finance practices among Lao banks, which will increase lending to micro, small, and medium enterprises to help them grow and contribute to Lao economy.
This material has also been shown to enable a PPA compound to provide the mechanical integrity for the moveable lens-module units found in smartphones.
These gigs are free but tickets are also on sale for forthcoming attractions including Mark Pringle's Moveable Feast Trio on September 11.
Global Banking News-October 20, 2014--Nigerian banks to accept moveable assets as collateral