movable

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From Old French movable. Surface etymology is move +‎ -able

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movable (comparative more movable, superlative most movable)

  1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; not fixed or stationary
    • 1902, Henry Billings Brown, The Osceola
      The owners had supplied the vessel with a movable derrick for the purpose of raising the gangways of the vessel when in port, in order to discharge cargo.
  2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.e. church festivals, whose date varies from year to year.

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movable (plural movables)

  1. Something which is movable; an article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.

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