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movable definition


This page has 3 definitions of movable in English. Movable is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use movable in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .


Alternative forms


From Old French movable. Surface etymology is move +‎ -able


movable (comparative more movable, superlative most movable)

  1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; not fixed or stationary
    • 1902, Henry Billings Brown, The Osceola
      The owners had supplied the vessel with a movable derrick for the purpose of raising the gangways of the vessel when in port, in order to discharge cargo.
  2. Changing from one time to another
    This feast is movable - its date varies from year to year.


Derived terms

  • movable letter



movable (plural movables)

  1. Something which is movable; 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.