- characterized by or permitting the mixing of social groups.
- characterized by or permitting relatively free movement from one social class or level to another.
Origin of mobile
Origin of primum mobile
Related Words for mobileroving, portable, liquid, itinerant, fluid, free, migrant, peripatetic, ambulatory, wandering, locomotive, motile, adaptable, changeable, loose, migratory, motorized, moving, mutable, nomadic
Examples from the Web for mobile
Contemporary Examples of mobile
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
The caller mentioned my work, which focused primarily on consumer products, mobile apps, emerging start-ups, and web trends.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat
December 1, 2014
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Brown seems to believe that this is simply another example of a systemic overhaul.Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
November 2, 2014
“A few months ago we delivered a mobile clinic for a USAID-funded NGO,” says one, who declined to be named.U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
October 20, 2014
Our… mail carts and mobile trash barrels would have suited them fine.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of mobile
The money was handed over to the engine-driver, who sent it off to Mobile.
Mobile was a city that was generally quite disdained by impresarii.
He had thin, mobile lips, which expressed friendship and curiosity at this moment.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
You can't call out an officer; you'll be sent to the water-batteries at Mobile.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
On the coast to the west of Mobile, we find islands not worth mentioning.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Word Origin for mobile
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for primum mobile
late 15c., from Middle French mobile (14c.), from Latin mobilis "movable, easy to move; loose, not firm," figuratively, "pliable, flexible, susceptible, nimble, quick; changeable, inconstant, fickle," contraction of *movibilis, from movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Sociology sense from 1927. Mobile home first recorded 1940.
city in Alabama, U.S., attested c.1540 in Spanish as Mauvila, referring to an Indian group and perhaps from Choctaw (Muskogean) moeli "to paddle." Related: Mobilian.
A sculpture made up of suspended shapes that move.