immovable


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im·mov·a·ble

 (ĭ-mo͞o′və-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Impossible to move.
b. Incapable of movement.
2. Impossible to alter: immovable plans.
3. Unyielding in principle, purpose, or adherence; steadfast.
4. Incapable of being moved emotionally.
5. Law Of or relating to things, such as trees and buildings, attached to real property: immovable property.
n.
1. One that cannot move or be moved.
2. often immovables Law Things that are attached to real property.

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

immovable

(ɪˈmuːvəbəl) or

immoveable

adj
1. unable to move or be moved; fixed; immobile
2. unable to be diverted from one's intentions; steadfast
3. unaffected by feeling; impassive
4. unchanging; unalterable
5. (of feasts, holidays, etc) occurring on the same date every year
6. (Law) law
a. (of property) not liable to be removed; fixed
b. of or relating to immoveables. Compare movable
imˌmovaˈbility, imˌmoveaˈbility, imˈmovableness, imˈmoveableness n
imˈmovably, imˈmoveably adv

im•mov•a•ble

or im•move•a•ble

(ɪˈmu və bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being moved.
2. unaffected by feeling: an immovable heart.
3. implacable; unyielding.
4. motionless.
5. not changing from one date to another in different years: Christmas is an immovable feast.
n.
6. something immovable.
7. immovables, real property.
[1325–75]
im•mov`a•bil′i•ty, im•mov′a•ble•ness, n.
im•mov′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immovable - property consisting of houses and landimmovable - property consisting of houses and land
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
land - the land on which real estate is located; "he built the house on land leased from the city"
dead hand, mortmain - real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
Adj.1.immovable - not able or intended to be movedimmovable - not able or intended to be moved; "the immovable hills"
immobile - not capable of movement or of being moved

immovable

adjective
1. fixed, set, fast, firm, stuck, secure, rooted, stable, jammed, stationary, immutable, unbudgeable It was declared unsafe because the support bars were immovable.

immovable

adjective
Translations
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nehybnýneměnný
ubevægeligupåvirkeligurokkelig
mozdíthatatlan
óhreyfanlegurósveigjanlegur
nejudamasnepajudinamas
neietekmējamsnekustamsnelokāms
duygusuzhissizkımıldamaz

immovable

[ɪˈmuːvəbl]
A. ADJ [object] → imposible de mover, inamovible; [person] → inconmovible; [feast, post] → inamovible
he was quite immovableestuvo inflexible
B. immovables NPLinmuebles mpl

immovable

[ɪˈmuːvəbəl] adj
[thing] → fixe
the collision of irresistible force and an immovable object → la collision entre une force irrésistible et un objet fixe
[deadline] → qu'on ne peut repousser
The deadline is immovable → La date limite ne peut être repoussée.
[person] (= intransigent) → inflexible
[courage, decision, attitude] → immuable
outdated ways and immovable conservatism → des manières d'un autre temps et un immuable conservatisme

immovable

adj
(lit)unbeweglich; (fig) obstacleunüberwindlich, unbezwinglich
(fig: = steadfast) → fest; John was immovable in his decisionJohn war von seiner Entscheidung nicht abzubringen

immovable

[ɪˈmuːvəbl] adj (object) → non movibile; (person) → irremovibile

immovable

(iˈmuːvəbl) adjective
1. impossible to move. an immovable object.
2. not allowing one's feelings or attitude to be changed.
References in classic literature ?
Bazzard returned, accompanied by two waiters--an immovable waiter, and a flying waiter; and the three brought in with them as much fog as gave a new roar to the fire.
Immovable she stands Before the shining mirror of her charms And, gazing on their beauty, lets the years Slip into centuries past her.
She stood immovable close to the grain old officer, and remained immovable close to him; remained immovable close to him through the streets, as Defarge and the rest bore him along; remained immovable close to him when he was got near his destination, and began to be struck at from behind; remained immovable close to him when the long-gathering rain of stabs and blows fell heavy; was so close to him when he dropped dead under it, that, suddenly animated, she put her foot upon his neck, and with her cruel knife--long ready--hewed off his head.
In a full electric light, an enormous black mass, quite immovable, was suspended in the midst of the waters.
On the other hand, those steadfast natures which can better be depended upon, which in a battle are impregnable to fear and immovable, are equally immovable when there is anything to be learned; they are always in a torpid state, and are apt to yawn and go to sleep over any intellectual toil.
Sometimes, for a moment or two, the shadow remained immovable, as if it were painted on the wall.
Their anxious and eager looks were baffled by the deceptive light, or rested only on naked rocks, and straight and immovable trees.
Darkness impenetrable and immovable filled the room.
Impossible to place our Cathedral in that other family of lofty, aerial churches, rich in painted windows and sculpture; pointed in form, bold in attitude; communal and bourgeois as political symbols; free, capricious, lawless, as a work of art; second transformation of architecture, no longer hieroglyphic, immovable and sacerdotal, but artistic, progressive, and popular, which begins at the return from the crusades, and ends with Louis IX.
He had scarcely uttered the word when a heavy blow shook the scaffold and where Athos stood immovable a warm drop fell upon his brow.
This is why," continued the procureur, "I have left all my property, movable, or immovable, comprised in the above enumerations, to M.
The dying man lay as lifeless and immovable as before.