Portable meaning

pôr'tə-bəl
The definition of portable is something that can be moved easily from place to place.

A small radio that can be moved easily is an example of something that would be described as portable.

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Capable of being transferred from one employer to another. Used of an employee benefit.
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Relating to or being software that can run on two or more kinds of computers or with two or more kinds of operating systems.
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Something, such as a light or small typewriter, that can be carried or moved with ease.
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That can be carried.
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Bearable; endurable.
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Something portable.
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Movable; transferable. An electronic device that is easily transported. It may refer to a pocket-sized handheld device or to a laptop that weighs several pounds. See also data portability and software portability.
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Able to be carried or easily moved.
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(computing) Of software, able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.
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A portable toilet; a self-contained outhouse.
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Any temporary building that is portable, especially one located at a school.
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(video games) A hand-held video gaming device.
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(computing) A portable computer.
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Carried or moved with ease.

A portable typewriter; a portable generator.

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Bearable; endurable.
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Origin of portable

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin portābilis from Latin portāre to carry per-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French portable.
    From Wiktionary