American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possible to move: a movable stove; a movable rock.
- adj. Varying in date from year to year: a movable holiday.
- adj. Law Of or relating to personal property that can be moved.
- n. Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.
- n. Law Personal property. Often used in the plural.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being moved from place to place; admitting of being lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; hence, as applied to property, personal.
- Capable of being transposed or otherwise changed in parts or details: as, in printing, a form of movable type.
- Changing from one date to another in different years: as, a movable feast.
- Fickle; inconstant.
- n. Anything that can be moved, or that can readily be moved.
- n. Specifically (generally in the plural), personal property; any species of property not fixed, and thus distinguished from houses and lands. Movable things are those which could be removed or displaced without affecting their substance, whether the displacement, might be effected by their own proper force or by the effect of a force external to them. Goudsmit. In Scots law, movables are opposed to heritage; so that every species of property, and every right a person can hold, is by that law either heritable or movable.
- n. An article of furniture, as a chair, table, or the like, resting on the floor of a room.
- adj. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine.
- adj. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.e. church festivals, whose date varies from year to year.
- n. Something which is movable; an article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary.
- adj. Changing from one time to another.
- n. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
- n. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
- adj. (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
- adj. capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
- n. personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
- move + -able (Wiktionary)
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“He decided to use his goldsmithing skills to mold what became known as movable type and to use type in his new printing press to print the one book he knew would sell -- the Bible.”
“Houses and lands are not mentioned among the emir's wealth, as nomadic tribes dwell in movable tents and live chiefly by pasture, the right to the soil not being appropriated by individuals.”
“So wecould also call the movable boxes show "Hu" performance.”
“Then, in mid-fifteenth-century Germany, printer Johannes Gutenberg happened upon a discovery: By creating type pieces out of metal -- known as movable type -- and arranging them to form words, you could make multiple copies of a document far faster than a monk could write.”
“I mean propositions in which the nature in question is found in any concrete body to be fleeting and movable, that is to say accruing or acquired, or on the other hand departing or put away.”
“It is the fulfilment of what is potential when it is already fully real and operates not as itself but as movable, that is motion.”
“The programmer liked the idea of movable “walls” that he could open and shut at whim.”
“The power wanted is 6 horse, and movable, that is, on wheels.”
“This condition is known as movable kidney, and is more common in the female than in the male.”
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