Mobile definition

mōbəl, -bēl, -bīl
A mobile phone.
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A type of sculpture consisting of carefully equilibrated parts that move, especially in response to air currents.
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Motorized vehicle designed for a (specified) purpose.

Bookmobile, snowmobile.

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Flowing freely; fluid.

A mobile liquid.

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Referring to a mobile phone, or cellular telephone. In some parts of the world the slang term for such a phone is mobile (pronounced "MO-byle," at least in Great Britain). In other parts of the world, the slang term is simply cell. See also cellular radio.
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Capable of being moved.
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Capable of moving or of being moved readily from place to place.

A mobile organism; a mobile missile system.

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Capable of moving or changing quickly from one state or condition to another.

A mobile, expressive face.

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Fluid; unstable.

A mobile situation following the coup.

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Moving relatively easily from one social class or level to another.

An upwardly mobile generation.

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Tending to travel and relocate frequently.

A restless, mobile society.

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Of or having to do with wireless communications services, devices, etc., esp. cell phones.
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(art) That is or has to do with a mobile or mobiles.
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Moving, or capable of moving or being moved, from place to place.
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Designating or of a society that allows a relatively free change in social status, and in which social groups mingle freely.
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Designating a person who is experiencing a change in social status.

The upwardly mobile professional.

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Easily movable.
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In telecommunications, able to maintain a connection while in motion. Some RF-based wireless technologies support mobile communications. Cordless telephony, for example, allows the user to establish and maintain a connection while in motion, as long as the telephone is within range of the base station (BS). Cellular telephony not only allows the user to establish and maintain a connection while in motion, as long as the mobile station (MS) is within range of a base station, but also can accomplish call hand-offs to seamlessly transfer the call between base stations as the user moves from one cell to another cell. See also cellular, cordless telephony, and RF.
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By agency of mobile phones.
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Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.

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Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind.

Mobile features.

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(biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
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A sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other .
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A mobile phone .
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Something that can move.
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A city in southwest Alabama.
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The definition of mobile is someone or something that is moving, able to move or is being moved.

An example of mobile is a cellular phone.

An example of mobile is a person who has access to a car.

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Of or relating to wireless communication devices, such as cell phones.
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Marked by the easy intermixing of different social groups.

A mobile community.

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Very fluid, as mercury.
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Capable of changing rapidly or easily, as in response to different moods, feelings, conditions, needs, or influences; flexible, adaptable, etc.
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Movable by means of a motor vehicle or vehicles.

A mobile X-ray unit.

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A piece of abstract sculpture which aims to depict movement, i.e., kinetic rather than static rhythms, as by an arrangement of thin forms, rings, rods, etc. balanced and suspended in midair and set in motion by air currents.
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(place) Seaport in SW Ala., on Mobile Bay.
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(place) River in SW Ala., formed by the Alabama & Tombigbee rivers & flowing into Mobile Bay: c. 45 mi (72 km)
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Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom.

Mercury is a mobile liquid.

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A city of southwest Alabama at the mouth of the Mobile River, about 61 km (38 mi) long, on the north shore of Mobile Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded c. 1710, the city was held by the French, British, and Spanish until it was seized by US forces in 1813. In the Battle of Mobile Bay (August 1864), Adm. David Farragut defeated a major Confederate flotilla and secured Union control of the area.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mobile
Plural:
mobiles

Origin of mobile

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mōbilis from movibilis from movēre to move meuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mōbilis (“easy to be moved, moveable"), from moveō (“move").

    From Wiktionary