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Definition of Movable

Movable

  1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine.
  2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year.
  3. 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.
  4. Property not attached to the soil.

Movable Quotations

'Easter' is a movable event, calculated by the relative positions of sun and moon, an impossible way of fixing year by year the anniversary of a historical event, but a very natural and indeed inevitable way of calculating a solar festival. These changing dates do not point to the history of a man, but to the hero of a solar myth.
Annie Besant

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Benjamin Franklin

Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
H. L. Mencken

Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.
Gene Fowler

Movable type seemed magical to the monks who were illuminating manuscripts and copying texts. Certainly e-books seem magical to me.
Paul Theroux
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Movable Translations

movable in German is beweglich
movable in Spanish is movible
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