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).

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Adjective[edit]

mobile (comparative more mobile, superlative most mobile)

  1. Capable of being moved.
    Antonyms: fixed, immobile, sessile
  2. By agency of mobile phones.
    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
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Testament of Love to this entry?)
    • Hawthorne
      the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition
  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)

mobile (1)
  1. (art) A kinetic sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other.
  2. (telephony, Britain) Short for mobile phone.
    Synonyms: cell phone
  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

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

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. inflected form of mobil

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōbilis.

Adjective[edit]

mobile (masculine and feminine plural mobili)

  1. movable, mobile
    Antonyms: 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
    Antonyms: fisso

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōbile

  1. nominative neuter singular of mōbilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of mōbilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of mōbilis

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mobile”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

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.