movable

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EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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.

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NounEdit

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.

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