mobile

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mo·bile

adjective \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbī-əl also -ˌbēl\

: able to move from one place to another

: able to move with the use of vehicles (such as trucks and airplanes)

: able to be moved

Full Definition of MOBILE

1
:  capable of moving or being moved :  movable <a mobile missile launcher>
2
a :  changeable in appearance, mood, or purpose <mobile face>
b :  adaptable, versatile
3
:  migratory
4
a :  characterized by the mixing of social groups
b :  having the opportunity for or undergoing a shift in status within the levels of a society <socially mobile workers>
5
:  marked by the use of vehicles for transportation <mobile warfare>
6
:  of or relating to a mobile
7
:  cellular 3 <a mobile phone>
mo·bil·i·ty \mō-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of MOBILE

  1. Their armies are now fully mobile.
  2. a mobile kitchen that helps bring food to homeless people

Origin of MOBILE

Middle English mobyll, from Anglo-French moble, from Latin mobilis, from movēre to move
First Known Use: 15th century

2mo·bile

noun \ˈmō-ˌbēl\

: a work of art or a decoration that is hung from above and that has attached shapes or figures that move easily in the air

Full Definition of MOBILE

:  a construction or sculpture frequently of wire and sheet metal shapes with parts that can be set in motion by air currents; also :  a similar structure (as of paper or plastic) suspended so that it moves in a current of air

Examples of MOBILE

  1. They hung a mobile over the baby's bed.
  2. Even if I'm out of the office you can reach me on my mobile.

First Known Use of MOBILE

1937

Mo·bile

geographical name \mō-ˈbēl, ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of MOBILE

1
river 38 miles (61 kilometers) long SW Alabama formed by Alabama & Tombigbee rivers & flowing S into Mobile Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico)
2
city & port SW Alabama pop 198,915

mo·bile

adjective \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOBILE

1
: capable of moving or being moved about readily <globular proteins that are mobile and rod-shaped proteins that form solid structures> <the tongue…is clearly the most mobile articulator—G. A. Miller>
2
: characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity <ether and mercury are mobile liquids>
mo·bil·i·ty \mō-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural mo·bil·i·ties

mobile

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Abstract sculpture that has moving parts, driven either by motors or by the natural force of air currents. Its revolving parts create a new visual experience of constantly changing volumes and forms. The term was initially suggested by Marcel Duchamp for a 1932 Paris exhibition of such works by Alexander Calder, who became the mobile's greatest exponent.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: -mobile
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mobe pearl
All Words Near: mobile

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mobile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More