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]

Adjective[edit]

mobile (comparative more mobile, superlative most mobile)

  1. Capable of being moved, especially on wheels.
    Synonym: movable
    Antonyms: fixed, immobile, immovable, 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
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Another London Life”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 176:
      His finely cut features were capable of every variety of expression; they were, to use a French epithet, expressive as their epithets for all social qualities usually are, mobile in the extreme.
  6. (biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

mobile (plural mobiles)

Mobile
Mobile hanging over a baby's crib
  1. (art) A kinetic sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other.
  2. (telephony, UK) 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. One who moves or can move (e.g. to travel).
    • 1963, Highway Research Record:
      [] if the constrained "immobiles" are given the same transportation access as the unconstrained "mobiles". [] We concentrated on a mobile teenager population that had good public transportation or automobile access and a []
    • 1988 February 25, Nigel Nicholson, Michael West, Managerial Job Change: Men and Women in Transition, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 132:
      Table 6.5 does indeed show that non-changers were more contented [] For Table 6.7 shows that even when we take account of the initial differences between the mobiles and immobiles, the mobiles' ratings of job characteristics move strongly in a positive direction while all the immobiles' record negative shifts. So the pattern is clear and consistent: jobs get better for movers and worse for non-movers.
    • 2005 July 19, Ian M. Philpott, The Royal Air Force: The Trenchard Years, 1918–1929, Casemate Publishers, →ISBN:
      One ex-airwoman recalls meal times for both 'mobiles' and 'immobiles', when they sat on backless benches at long bare tables. The 'immobiles' brought in their own food, crockery and cutlery. A free-standing iron range was used []

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: モバイル (mobairu)
  • Kurtöp: མོ་བའིལ (mobail)
  • Persian: ⁧موبایل(mobâil)

Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

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(key): 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
abessive mobiletta mobileitta
instructive mobilein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of mobile (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileni mobileni
accusative nom. mobileni mobileni
gen. mobileni
genitive mobileni mobilejeni
mobileinirare
partitive mobileani mobilejani
inessive mobilessani mobileissani
elative mobilestani mobileistani
illative mobileeni mobileihini
adessive mobilellani mobileillani
ablative mobileltani mobileiltani
allative mobilelleni mobileilleni
essive mobilenani mobileinani
translative mobilekseni mobileikseni
abessive mobilettani mobileittani
instructive
comitative mobileineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mobilesi mobilesi
accusative nom. mobilesi mobilesi
gen. mobilesi
genitive mobilesi mobilejesi
mobileisirare
partitive mobileasi mobilejasi
inessive mobilessasi mobileissasi
elative mobilestasi mobileistasi
illative mobileesi mobileihisi
adessive mobilellasi mobileillasi
ablative mobileltasi mobileiltasi
allative mobilellesi mobileillesi
essive mobilenasi mobileinasi
translative mobileksesi mobileiksesi
abessive mobilettasi mobileittasi
instructive
comitative mobileinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mobilemme mobilemme
accusative nom. mobilemme mobilemme
gen. mobilemme
genitive mobilemme mobilejemme
mobileimmerare
partitive mobileamme mobilejamme
inessive mobilessamme mobileissamme
elative mobilestamme mobileistamme
illative mobileemme mobileihimme
adessive mobilellamme mobileillamme
ablative mobileltamme mobileiltamme
allative mobilellemme mobileillemme
essive mobilenamme mobileinamme
translative mobileksemme mobileiksemme
abessive mobilettamme mobileittamme
instructive
comitative mobileinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mobilenne mobilenne
accusative nom. mobilenne mobilenne
gen. mobilenne
genitive mobilenne mobilejenne
mobileinnerare
partitive mobileanne mobilejanne
inessive mobilessanne mobileissanne
elative mobilestanne mobileistanne
illative mobileenne mobileihinne
adessive mobilellanne mobileillanne
ablative mobileltanne mobileiltanne
allative mobilellenne mobileillenne
essive mobilenanne mobileinanne
translative mobileksenne mobileiksenne
abessive mobilettanne mobileittanne
instructive
comitative mobileinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative mobilensa mobilensa
accusative nom. mobilensa mobilensa
gen. mobilensa
genitive mobilensa mobilejensa
mobileinsarare
partitive mobileaan
mobileansa
mobilejaan
mobilejansa
inessive mobilessaan
mobilessansa
mobileissaan
mobileissansa
elative mobilestaan
mobilestansa
mobileistaan
mobileistansa
illative mobileensa mobileihinsa
adessive mobilellaan
mobilellansa
mobileillaan
mobileillansa
ablative mobileltaan
mobileltansa
mobileiltaan
mobileiltansa
allative mobilelleen
mobilellensa
mobileilleen
mobileillensa
essive mobilenaan
mobilenansa
mobileinaan
mobileinansa
translative mobilekseen
mobileksensa
mobileikseen
mobileiksensa
abessive mobilettaan
mobilettansa
mobileittaan
mobileittansa
instructive
comitative mobileineen
mobileinensa
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
abessive mobileetta mobileitta
instructive mobilein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of mobile (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileeni mobileeni
accusative nom. mobileeni mobileeni
gen. mobileeni
genitive mobileeni mobileideni
mobileitteni
partitive mobilettani mobileitani
inessive mobileessani mobileissani
elative mobileestani mobileistani
illative mobileeseeni mobileisiini
mobileihini
adessive mobileellani mobileillani
ablative mobileeltani mobileiltani
allative mobileelleni mobileilleni
essive mobileenani mobileinani
translative mobileekseni mobileikseni
abessive mobileettani mobileittani
instructive
comitative mobileineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileesi mobileesi
accusative nom. mobileesi mobileesi
gen. mobileesi
genitive mobileesi mobileidesi
mobileittesi
partitive mobilettasi mobileitasi
inessive mobileessasi mobileissasi
elative mobileestasi mobileistasi
illative mobileeseesi mobileisiisi
mobileihisi
adessive mobileellasi mobileillasi
ablative mobileeltasi mobileiltasi
allative mobileellesi mobileillesi
essive mobileenasi mobileinasi
translative mobileeksesi mobileiksesi
abessive mobileettasi mobileittasi
instructive
comitative mobileinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileemme mobileemme
accusative nom. mobileemme mobileemme
gen. mobileemme
genitive mobileemme mobileidemme
mobileittemme
partitive mobilettamme mobileitamme
inessive mobileessamme mobileissamme
elative mobileestamme mobileistamme
illative mobileeseemme mobileisiimme
mobileihimme
adessive mobileellamme mobileillamme
ablative mobileeltamme mobileiltamme
allative mobileellemme mobileillemme
essive mobileenamme mobileinamme
translative mobileeksemme mobileiksemme
abessive mobileettamme mobileittamme
instructive
comitative mobileinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileenne mobileenne
accusative nom. mobileenne mobileenne
gen. mobileenne
genitive mobileenne mobileidenne
mobileittenne
partitive mobilettanne mobileitanne
inessive mobileessanne mobileissanne
elative mobileestanne mobileistanne
illative mobileeseenne mobileisiinne
mobileihinne
adessive mobileellanne mobileillanne
ablative mobileeltanne mobileiltanne
allative mobileellenne mobileillenne
essive mobileenanne mobileinanne
translative mobileeksenne mobileiksenne
abessive mobileettanne mobileittanne
instructive
comitative mobileinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative mobileensa mobileensa
accusative nom. mobileensa mobileensa
gen. mobileensa
genitive mobileensa mobileidensa
mobileittensa
partitive mobilettaan
mobilettansa
mobileitaan
mobileitansa
inessive mobileessaan
mobileessansa
mobileissaan
mobileissansa
elative mobileestaan
mobileestansa
mobileistaan
mobileistansa
illative mobileeseensa mobileisiinsa
mobileihinsa
adessive mobileellaan
mobileellansa
mobileillaan
mobileillansa
ablative mobileeltaan
mobileeltansa
mobileiltaan
mobileiltansa
allative mobileelleen
mobileellensa
mobileilleen
mobileillensa
essive mobileenaan
mobileenansa
mobileinaan
mobileinansa
translative mobileekseen
mobileeksensa
mobileikseen
mobileiksensa
abessive mobileettaan
mobileettansa
mobileittaan
mobileittansa
instructive
comitative mobileineen
mobileinensa

Further reading[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mōbilis. Doublet of meuble.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile (plural mobiles)

  1. mobile
  2. moving
  3. movable

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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, superlative mobilissimo)

  1. movable, mobile
    Antonym: immobile
  2. moving

Derived terms[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • mobile in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • mobile in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  • mobile in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  • mòbile1 in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Anagrams[edit]

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōbile

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of mōbilis

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mobile

  1. inflection of mobilar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mobile

  1. plural of mobilă

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mobile

  1. definite natural masculine singular of mobil