- capable of being moved; not fixed in one place, position, or posture.
- Law. (of property)
- not permanent in reference to place; capable of being moved without injury.
- personal, as distinguished from real.
- changing from one date to another in different years: a movable holiday.
- (of type or matrices) able to be rearranged.
- an article of furniture that is not fixed in place.
- Often movables. Law. an article of personal property not attached to land.
Origin of movable
Related Words for movablemobile, ambulatory, portable, motile, adaptable, adjustable, loose, moving, removable, separable, transferable, unattached, unsteady, conveyable, deployable, detachable, liftable, portative, shiftable, turnable
Examples from the Web for movable
Contemporary Examples of movable
Somewhere in there is what activists call the “movable middle.”Is Caring About Climate Change an Essential Part of LGBT Identity?
September 21, 2014
For many years he wrote the Movable Buffet blog and print column for the Los Angeles Times.Are Gigolos Real?
May 9, 2011
For many years Abowitz wrote Movable Buffet blog and print column for Los Angeles Times.Why Porn Stars Love Twitter
January 25, 2011
Abowitz is perhaps best known for writing the Movable Buffet blog and continuing print column for Los Angeles Times.Top 5 Reasons Porn-for-Profit Is Dying
January 10, 2010
Richard Abowitz is on the staff of Las Vegas Weekly and writes the Movable Buffet blog and column for Los Angeles Times.The Men in the Mirror
October 14, 2009
Historical Examples of movable
Yet, thanks to the Fire-God, the man had saved all his movable belongings.The Chinese Fairy Book
To such a gallery one or two movable screens will be of great use.The Mayflower, January, 1905
This invention was the method of printing with movable types.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
The inner globe was movable within the outer globe, or rind.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
Umbones: two movable spines on the sides of prothorax in some Coleoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- able to be moved or rearranged; not fixed
- (esp of religious festivals such as Easter) varying in date from year to year
- (usually spelt moveable) law denoting or relating to personal property as opposed to realty
- 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
- (often plural) a movable article, esp a piece of furniture
Word Origin and History for movable
also moveable, late 14c., "disposed to movement;" c.1400, "capable of being moved," from Old French movable, from moveir (see move (v.)). A moveable feast (early 15c.) is one in the Church calendar which, though always on the same day of the week, varies its date from year to year. Related: Movability.