- 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
Examples from the Web for unmovable
The movie connects to the song, and gives it this unmovable meaning.Exclusive: The Flaming Lips’s ‘Ender’s Game’ Theme and Wayne Coyne’s Favorite Movie Music
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Lydia looked the unmovable obstinacy she felt stiffening every fibre of her.The Prisoner
Months were spent in negotiations, but the States General were unmovable.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
He founded his teachings on them and was therefore firm and unmovable in the same.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I
I would have said quicksilver, had it not been fixed, malleable, and unmovable.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
If we are to be 'steadfast, unmovable,' we can only be so when our feet are shod with the preparedness of the Gospel of peace.Expositions of Holy Scripture
- 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 unmovable
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.