Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Immovable; fixed.
  • adjective Not moving; motionless.
  • adjective Not very mobile or agile; capable of moving only slowly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not mobile; incapable of moving or of being moved; immovable; fixed; stable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being moved; immovable; fixed; stable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not mobile, not movable
  • adjective fixed, unable to be moved

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective securely fixed in place
  • adjective not capable of movement or of being moved

Etymologies

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From Latin immobilis.

Examples

  • Ive learned which observation American English as dynamic rsther than than immobile is helpful for a classroom.

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  • Property is "immobile" capital within the U.S., and an investment in such an asset signals belief in the country's prosperity.

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  • I could make good use of it now as I am kind of immobile for a while.

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  • If, on the other hand, we fight with 'immobile' detachments, one cannot at once pursue one's successes with the same body of troops with which such success has been won.

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  • She later told investigators that after the delivery, she felt "immobile," collapsed and slept for several hours.

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  • She later told investigators that after the delivery, she felt "immobile," collapsed and slept for several hours.

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  • She later told investigators that after the delivery, she felt "immobile," collapsed and slept for several hours.

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  • Secondly, even, as the correspondent offers us her 'immobile' camera theory on the commentary, we can see the frame moving, as the camera pans, tilts, zooms, exactly as CCTV cameras are programmed to do.

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  • In cases in which these conditions cannot be complied with, which in practice will often arise, their security must be provided for by a sufficient reserve of mounted men, particularly when the enemy's Cavalry is in the vicinity, for 'immobile' detachments are practically at the mercy of every mounted patrol; and as a further precaution it will be well to spread around them a sufficient web of reconnoitring and security patrols, and to arrange for the support of one's own batteries.

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  • One of my favorite words. Faulkner did it.

    July 12, 2008