Definitions for mobileˈmoʊ bəl, -bil; esp. Brit. -baɪl for 1-8,10,11 ; ˈmoʊ bil or, Brit., -baɪl for 9
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mo•bileˈmoʊ bəl, -bil; esp. Brit. -baɪl for 1-8,10,11 ; ˈmoʊ bil or, Brit., -baɪl for 9(adj.)
capable of moving or being moved readily.
contained in or utilizing a motor vehicle for ready movement from place to place:
a mobile x-ray unit.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Transportation
changing easily in expression, mood, purpose, etc.:
a mobile face.
quickly responding to impulses, emotions, etc., as the mind.
characterized by or permitting the mixing of social groups. characterized by or permitting relatively free movement from one social class or level to another.
flowing freely, as a liquid.
of or pertaining to a mobile.
(n.)an abstract sculpture having delicately balanced units constructed of pieces of metal or other material suspended in midair by wire or twine so that the individual parts can move independently.
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of mobile:
1480–90; < L, neut. of mōbilis movable =mō- (var. s. of movēre to move ) +-bilis -ble
Mo•bilemoʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil(n.)
a seaport in SW Alabama at the mouth of the Mobile River. 208,820.
Category: Geography (places)
a river in SW Alabama, formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. 38 mi. (61 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
a combining form extracted from automobile, occurring in coinages denoting types of motorized conveyances, esp. vehicles equipped to procure or deliver objects, provide services, etc., to people without regular access to these:
Category: Common Vocabulary, Transportation, Affix
Mobile, Mobile River(noun)
a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering(adj)
"a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
"a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
having transportation available
capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another
"a highly mobile face"
affording change (especially in social status)
"Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
mobile(adjective)ʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil
able to be moved around
a mobile library
mobileʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil
able to move around or travel easily
as your baby becomes more mobile; a very mobile population
mobileʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil
able to move from one social class to another
upwardly mobile couples
mobile(noun)ʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil
A sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other.
A mobile phone.
Something that can move.
Capable of being moved.
A city in southwest Alabama.
capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable
characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are mobile liquids; -- opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily
easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle
changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features
capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement
the mob; the populace
Mobile is the third most populous city in the State of Alabama, the county seat of Mobile County, and Alabama's only salt water port. It is located at the head of Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States. The population within the city limits was 195,111 during the 2010 census. It is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Mobile is the principal municipality of the Mobile Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 412,992 residents which is composed solely of Mobile County and is the third largest metropolitan statistical area in the state. Mobile is largest city in the Mobile-Daphne−Fairhope CSA, with a total population of 604,726, the second largest in the state. As of 2011, the population within a 60 mile radius of Mobile is 1,262,907. Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. The city gained its name from the Native American Mobila tribe that the French colonists found in the area of Mobile Bay. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. It then left that union in 1861 when Alabama joined the Confederate States of America, which collapsed in 1865.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a city and port of Alabama, U.S., 30 m. N. of the Gulf of Mexico; a thriving place; exports cotton, lumber, &c.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'mobile' in Adjectives Frequency: #808
Translations for mobile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
able to move
The van supplying country districts with library books is called a mobile library; The old lady is no longer mobile; – she has to stay in bed all day.
- beweeglik, mobielAfrikaans
- مُتَحَرِّك، مُتَنَقِّلArabic
- móvelPortuguese (BR)
- pohyblivý, pojízdnýCzech
- κινητός, που είναι ικανός να μετακινείταιGreek
- ränd-, liikumisvõimelineEstonian
- चलता फिरताHindi
- pokretan, mobilanCroatian
- hreyfanlegur; sem er gangfærIcelandic
- 이동할 수 있는Korean
- kilnojamas, paslankusLithuanian
- mobils; kustīgs; pārvietojamsLatvian
- mobil, bevegeligNorwegian
- خوځښت لرونكىPashto
- pohyblivý; pojazdnýSlovak
- mobil, rörligSwedish
- 流動的，有行動能力的Chinese (Trad.)
- мобільний; рухомийUkrainian
- 流动的Chinese (Simp.)
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