adjective por·ta·ble \ˈpr-tə-bəl\

: easy to carry or move around

Full Definition of PORTABLE

a :  capable of being carried or moved about <a portable TV>
b :  characterized by portability <a portable pension>
c :  usable on many computers with little or no modification <portable software>
archaic :  bearable
por·ta·bly \ˈpr-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of PORTABLE

  1. Portable devices such as MP3 players are becoming increasingly popular.

Origin of PORTABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of PORTABLE

:  something that is portable

First Known Use of PORTABLE

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adjective por·ta·ble \ˈpr-tə-bəl\

Definition of PORTABLE for Kids

:  easy or possible to carry or move about <a portable television>


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