mobile

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See also: Mobile and -mobile

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈməʊbaɪl/, /ˈməʊbʌɪl/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmoʊbəl/, /ˈmoʊbil/, /ˈmoʊbaɪl/, sculpture always IPA(key): /ˈmoʊbil/

Adjective[edit]

mobile (comparative more mobile, superlative most mobile)

  1. Capable of being moved, especially on wheels.
    Antonyms: fixed, immobile, sessile, stationary
    a mobile home
  2. Pertaining to or by agency of mobile phones.
    mobile number
    mobile internet
    • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, in The Economist[1], volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):
      A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.
  3. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom.
    Mercury is a mobile liquid.
  4. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
    Synonyms: excitable, fickle
  5. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind.
    mobile features
  6. (biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.

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Noun[edit]

mobile (plural mobiles)


  1. (art) A kinetic sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other.
  2. (telephony, Britain) Ellipsis of mobile phone
    Synonym: cell phone
    • 2000, “Idioteque”, in Kid A, performed by Radiohead:
      Mobiles squerking, mobiles chirping / Take the money and run
  3. (uncountable, Internet) The internet accessed via mobile devices.
    there are many business opportunities in mobile
  4. Something that can move.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. definite of mobil
  2. plural of mobil

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< English mobile

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmobile/, [ˈmo̞bile̞] (nalle-type declension)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmobileˣ/, [ˈmo̞bile̞(ʔ)] (hame-type declension)
  • Rhymes: -obile
  • Syllabification: mo‧bi‧le

Noun[edit]

mobile

  1. mobile (kinetic sculpture)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mobile (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative mobile mobilet
genitive mobilen mobilejen
partitive mobilea mobileja
illative mobileen mobileihin
singular plural
nominative mobile mobilet
accusative nom. mobile mobilet
gen. mobilen
genitive mobilen mobilejen
mobileinrare
partitive mobilea mobileja
inessive mobilessa mobileissa
elative mobilesta mobileista
illative mobileen mobileihin
adessive mobilella mobileilla
ablative mobilelta mobileilta
allative mobilelle mobileille
essive mobilena mobileina
translative mobileksi mobileiksi
instructive mobilein
abessive mobiletta mobileitta
comitative mobileineen
Possessive forms of mobile (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person mobileni mobilemme
2nd person mobilesi mobilenne
3rd person mobilensa
Inflection of mobile (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative mobile mobileet
genitive mobileen mobileiden
mobileitten
partitive mobiletta mobileita
illative mobileeseen mobileisiin
mobileihin
singular plural
nominative mobile mobileet
accusative nom. mobile mobileet
gen. mobileen
genitive mobileen mobileiden
mobileitten
partitive mobiletta mobileita
inessive mobileessa mobileissa
elative mobileesta mobileista
illative mobileeseen mobileisiin
mobileihin
adessive mobileella mobileilla
ablative mobileelta mobileilta
allative mobileelle mobileille
essive mobileena mobileina
translative mobileeksi mobileiksi
instructive mobilein
abessive mobileetta mobileitta
comitative mobileineen
Possessive forms of mobile (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person mobileeni mobileemme
2nd person mobileesi mobileenne
3rd person mobileensa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mōbilis. Doublet of meuble.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile (plural mobiles)

  1. mobile
  2. moving
  3. movable

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Noun[edit]

mobile m (plural mobiles)

  1. (physics) moving body
  2. mobile (decoration)
  3. motive (for an action, for a crime)
  4. mobile phone; Ellipsis of téléphone mobile
    Synonyms: cell, téléphone cellulaire, cellulaire, téléphone mobile, téléphone portable, portable

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. inflection of mobil:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Latin mōbilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile (plural mobili)

  1. movable, mobile
    Antonym: immobile
  2. moving

Noun[edit]

mobile m (plural mobili)

  1. (in the singular) piece of furniture (item of furniture)
  2. (in the plural) furniture
    Synonyms: mobilia, mobilio, arredamento
  3. (heraldry) charge
  4. mobile (cellular phone)
    Synonyms: cellulare, telefonino
    Antonym: fisso

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōbile

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of mōbilis

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. definite singular of mobil
  2. plural of mobil

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. definite singular of mobil
  2. plural of mobil

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of mobil.