Movable Mov"a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. movable. See {Move}.] 1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine. [Also spelled {moveable}.]

Syn: transferable, transferrable, transportable. [1913 Webster]

2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year. [1913 Webster]

{Movable letter} (Heb. Gram.), a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.

{Movable feast} (Ecclesiastical), a holy day that changes date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a day is {Easter}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • moveable — adj. movable. Syn: Syn. , transferable, transferrable, transportable. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moveable — var of movable Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • moveable — Movable Mov a*ble, n.; pl. {Movables}. 1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture. [Also spelled {moveable}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moveable — var. of MOVABLE. * * * moveable see movable …   Useful english dictionary

  • moveable — I. adjective see movable I II. noun see movable II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moveable — /mooh veuh beuhl/, adj., n. movable. * * * …   Universalium

  • moveable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective & noun See movable …   English dictionary for students

  • moveable — move|a|ble [ˈmu:vəbəl] adj another spelling of ↑movable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moveable — move|a|ble [ muvəbl ] another spelling of movable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • moveable — [[t]mu͟ːvəb(ə)l[/t]] see movable …   English dictionary

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