Mobile



[moh-buh l, -beel or, esp. British, -bahyl] /ˈmoʊ bəl, -bil or, esp. British, -baɪl/

adjective
1.
capable of moving or being moved readily.
2.
Digital Technology. pertaining to or noting a cell phone, usually one with computing ability, or a portable, wireless computing device used while held in the hand, as in mobile tablet; mobile PDA; mobile app.
3.
utilizing motor vehicles for ready movement:
a mobile library.
4.
Military. permanently equipped with vehicles for transport.
5.
flowing freely, as a liquid.
6.
changeable or changing easily in expression, mood, purpose, etc.:
a mobile face.
7.
quickly responding to impulses, emotions, etc., as the mind.
8.
Sociology.

9.
of or relating to a mobile.
noun
10.
a piece of sculpture having delicately balanced units constructed of rods and sheets of metal or other material suspended in midair by wire or twine so that the individual parts can move independently, as when stirred by a breeze.
Compare (def 3).
11.
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12.
Informal. a .
13.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. a vehicle.
[moh-beel, moh-beel] /moʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil/
noun
1.
a seaport in SW Alabama at the mouth of the Mobile River.
2.
a river in SW Alabama, formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. 38 miles (61 km) long.
1.
a combining form extracted from automobile, occurring as the final element in compounds denoting specialized types of motorized conveyances: snowmobile; especially productive in coinages naming vehicles equipped to procure or deliver objects, provide services, etc., to people without regular access to these:
bloodmobile; bookmobile; clubmobile; jazzmobile.
[pree-moo m moh-bi-le; English prahy-muh m mob-uh-lee, pree-] /ˈpri mʊm ˈmoʊ bɪˌlɛ; English ˈpraɪ məm ˈmɒb əˌli, ˈpri-/
noun, Latin.
1.
(in Ptolemaic astronomy) the outermost of the 10 concentric spheres of the universe, making a complete revolution every 24 hours and causing all the others to do likewise.
2.
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/ˈməʊbaɪl/
adjective
1.
having freedom of movement; movable
2.
changing quickly in expression: a mobile face
3.
(sociol) (of individuals or social groups) moving within and between classes, occupations, and localities: upwardly mobile
4.
(of military forces) able to move freely and quickly to any given area
5.
(postpositive) (informal) having transport available: are you mobile tonight?
noun
6.

7.
short for mobile phone
/ˈməʊbiːl; məʊˈbiːl/
noun
1.
a port in SW Alabama, on Mobile Bay (an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico): the state’s only port and its first permanent settlement, made by French colonists in 1711. Pop: 193 464 (2003 est)
/məʊˌbiːl/
suffix
1.
indicating a vehicle designed for a particular person or purpose: Popemobile
/ˈpraɪmʊm ˈməʊbɪlɪ/
noun
1.
a prime mover
2.
(astronomy) the outermost empty sphere in the Ptolemaic system that was thought to revolve around the earth from east to west in 24 hours carrying with it the inner spheres of the planets, sun, moon, and fixed stars
adj.

late 15c., from Middle French mobile (14c.), from Latin mobilis “movable, easy to move; loose, not firm,” figuratively, “pliable, flexible, susceptible, nimble, quick; changeable, inconstant, fickle,” contraction of *movibilis, from movere “to move” (see move (v.)). Sociology sense from 1927. Mobile home first recorded 1940.
n.

early 15c. in astronomy, “outer sphere of the universe,” from mobile (adj.); the artistic sense is first recorded 1949 as a shortening of mobile sculpture (1936). Now-obsolete sense of “the common people, the rabble” (1670s) led to mob (n.).

city in Alabama, U.S., attested c.1540 in Spanish as Mauvila, referring to an Indian group and perhaps from Choctaw (Muskogean) moeli “to paddle.” Related: Mobilian.
n.

“the first source of motion,” mid-15c., from Medieval Latin (11c.), literally “the first movable thing;” see prime (adj.) + mobile. A translation of Arabic al-muharrik al-awwal “the first moving” (Avicenna).

A sculpture made up of suspended shapes that move.

Note: Alexander Calder, a twentieth-century American sculptor, is known for his mobiles.

adjective

Attractive; dishy (1990s+ Teenagers)

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pimpmobile

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