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portable

adjective por·ta·ble \ ˈpȯr-tə-bəl \

Definition of portable

1 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
2 archaic :bearable

portably

play \ˈpȯr-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of portable in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of portable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare


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portable

noun

Definition of portable

:something that is portable

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First Known Use of portable

1708


PORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

portable

adjective

Definition of portable for English Language Learners

  • : easy to carry or move around


PORTABLE Defined for Kids

portable

adjective por·ta·ble \ ˈpȯr-tə-bəl \

Definition of portable for Students

:easy or possible to carry or move about
  • a portable television


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