Definitions for portable
ˈpɔr tə bəl, ˈpoʊr-por·ta·ble
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word portable.
a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried
easily or conveniently transported
"a portable television set"
of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull
"a portable outboard motor"
A portable toilet; a self-contained outhouse.
Any temporary building that is portable, especially one located at a school.
A hand-held video gaming device.
a portable computer
Able to be carried or easily moved.
Of software, able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.
Etymology: From portable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: portabilis, Lat.
The pleasure of the religious man is an easy and portable pleasure, such an one as he carries about in his bosom, without alarming the eye or envy of the world. South.
Most other portable commodities decay quickly in their use; but money is by slower degrees removed from, or brought into the free commerce of any country, than the greatest part of other merchandize. John Locke.
How light and portable my pains seem now,
When that which makes me bend, makes the king bow. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
All these are portable
With other graces weigh’d. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Portable refers to something that can be easily carried or moved around due to its compact size, light weight, or design features that facilitate transport. This can apply to a wide range of objects such as electronics, furniture, equipment, etc. It can also refer to software that can be used on different computers without requiring installation.
capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine
possible to be endured; supportable
Etymology: [L. portabilis, fr. portare to carry: cf. F. portable. See Port demeanor.]
Alan Abrahams AKA Portable AKA Bodycode has been in motion his whole life—growing up in South Africa, coming of age in London, decamping to Berlin and finally settling in Lisbon and his deeply syncopated brand of electronic dance music has evolved with every step of the journey. Emerging out of the ruins of a post apartheid South Africa and rising from a slum in Cape Town, producer Alan Abrahams has made a name for himself in the electronic music by way of his Bodycode and Portable projects. He started his discovery of dance music listening to the backbeat of the first wave of Chicago house records, Inspired musically, yet frustrated geographically, he relocated to London in 1997. In London, Abrahams began recording as Portable, the experimental, atmospheric project that acts a living link between the indigenous sounds of his youth, and those first records whose futuristic aesthetic broadened his horizons. He founded the Süd Electronic label with his partner Lerato and released a string of 12″ releases. A succession of full-length albums followed – Cycling and Futuristic Experiments #005 on Background, Version on ~scape records, and the Powers of Ten for Süd Electronic in 2007. A rich and expansive record, Powers of Ten further explored his African heritage through a new lexicon of sonic influences, acquired from his home base in Portugal.
Having the ability of being transported.
The portacabins are able to be transported.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
The ability for application or use with equipment, devices, technology and systems.
Portable computers are used in various locations.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
The numerical value of portable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of portable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone, if this portable device works, we may then distribute it to everyone in Singapore.
It is faster than 80 percent of the portable PCs that have shipped in the last 12 months.
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
The quality of those images is usually not very good. If you compare the quality of those kinds of studies with the quality of a study that was performed in a hospital in a radiology department or in a private radiology office, there is going to be no comparison, if a portable X-ray is absolutely necessary because of the patient’s clinical condition, then it’s justifiable.
It's horrible that they are stuck here, thousands of them with just five portable toilets and no place to spend a night, there are infants here, for crying out loud!
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- portable, portàtilCatalan, Valencian
- portabel, tragbarGerman
- portable, portátilSpanish
- bajamaja, kannettava, matka-, siirrettäväFinnish
- portable, portatifFrench
- brakke, bærbar, bæsj-and-carry, portabelNorwegian
- portátil, portávelPortuguese
- портати́вный, переносно́йRussian
- nosivo, nosivSerbo-Croatian
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