Definitions

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

  • adjective Possible to move.
  • adjective Varying in date from year to year.
  • adjective Law Of or relating to personal property (that is, property that can be moved).
  • noun Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.
  • noun Law Personal property.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Anything that can be moved, or that can readily be moved.
  • noun Specifically (generally in the plural), personal property; any species of property not fixed, and thus distinguished from houses and lands.
  • noun An article of furniture, as a chair, table, or the like, resting on the floor of a room.

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

  • noun 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.
  • noun (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Changing from one time to another.
  • adjective (Heb. Gram.) a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.
  • adjective (Ecclesiastical) a holy day that changes date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a day is Easter.

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

  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.e. church festivals, whose date varies from year to year.
  • noun 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.

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

  • adjective (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
  • adjective capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
  • noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

Etymologies

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move +‎ -able

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