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adjective mo·bile \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbī-əl also -ˌbēl\

Definition of mobile

  1. 1 :  capable of moving or being moved :  movable a mobile missile launcher a mobile laboratory

  2. 2a :  changeable in appearance, mood, or purpose mobile faceb :  adaptable, versatile an organization mobile enough to be able to cope with any emergency

  3. 3 :  migratory a mobile society of nomadic herders

  4. 4a :  characterized by the mixing of social groups the general confusion in moral standards which characterizes mobile societies — E. R. Mowrerb :  having the opportunity for or undergoing a shift in status within the levels of a society socially mobile workers

  5. 5 :  marked by the use of vehicles for transportation mobile warfare

  6. 6 :  of or relating to a mobile A mobile art work hung from the ceiling.

  7. 7 :  cellular 3 a mobile phone

mobility

play \mō-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of mobile in a sentence

  1. Their armies are now fully mobile.

  2. a mobile kitchen that helps bring food to homeless people

Origin and Etymology of mobile

Middle English mobyll, from Anglo-French moble, from Latin mobilis, from movēre to move


First Known Use: 15th century


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noun mo·bile \ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of mobile

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 British :  cell phone, mobile phone

Examples of mobile in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of mobile

see 1mobile


First Known Use: 1937


Mobile

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geographical name Mo·bile \mō-ˈbēl, ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of Mobile

  1. 1 river 38 miles (61 kilometers) long in southwestern Alabama formed by the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers and flowing south into Mobile Bay (an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico)

  2. 2 city and port at the point where the Mobile River enters Mobile Bay in southwestern Alabama population 195,111


-mobile

noun combining form mo·bile

Definition of -mobile

  1. 1 :  motorized vehicle snowmobile

  2. 2 :  automotive vehicle bringing services to the public bloodmobile bookmobile

Origin and Etymology of -mobile

automobile



MOBILE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective mo·bile \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbī-əl also -ˌbēl\

Definition of mobile for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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noun mo·bile \ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of mobile for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Mobile

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geographical name Mo·bile \mō-ˈbēl, ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of Mobile for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, Alabama


MOBILE Defined for Kids

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adjective mo·bile \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbēl, -ˌbīl\

Definition of mobile for Students

  1. 1 :  easily moved :  movable mobile television cameras

  2. 2 :  changing quickly in expression The man had a mobile, passionate face … — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain


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noun mo·bile \ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of mobile for Students

  1. :  an artistic structure whose parts can be moved especially by air currents


Medical Dictionary

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adjective mo·bile \ˈmō-bəl, -ˌbīl\

Medical Definition of mobile

  1. 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. 2:  characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity ether and mercury are mobile liquids

mobility

\mō-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

mobilities



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