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movable

adjective mov·able \ ˈmü-və-bəl \
variants: or moveable

Definition of movable

1 :capable of being moved
2 :changing date from year to year
  • movable holidays

movability

play \ˌmü-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

movableness

play \ˈmü-və-bəl-nəs\ noun

movably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of movable in a Sentence

  1. Thanksgiving is a movable holiday.

  2. any furniture that is not movable will be covered with protective cloths by the painters

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First Known Use of movable

14th century


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movable

noun
variants: or moveable

Definition of movable

:something (such as an article of furniture) that can be removed or displaced

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First Known Use of movable

15th century



MOVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

movable

adjective

Definition of movable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be moved

  • : happening on a different date each year


MOVABLE Defined for Kids

movable

adjective mov·able
variants: or moveable \ˈmü-və-bəl\

Definition of movable for Students

1 :possible to move
  • movable desks
2 :changing date from year to year
  • Thanksgiving is a movable holiday.

Law Dictionary

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movable

adjective mov·able
variants: or moveable play \ˈmü-və-bəl\

legal Definition of movable

:capable of being moved

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movable

noun
variants: or moveable

legal Definition of movable

:an item of movable property; also :a right or interest (as a chattel mortgage) in an item of movable property
  • bonds and annuities are incorporeal movables
often used in pl. — compare immovable


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