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Adjective: mobile  mow-bul or 'mow,bI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'mow,bI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Having no fixed home; changing location regularly as required for work or food
    "a restless mobile society";
    - nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering
     
  2. Moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
    "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
     
  3. Having transportation available
     
  4. Capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another
    "a highly mobile face"
     
  5. Affording change (especially in social status)
    "upwardly mobile";
    - fluid
Noun: mobile  mow-bul or 'mow,bI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'mow,bI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
     
  2. [Brit] A portable telephone that connects with the telephone network using radio waves
    - cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell [N. Amer], mobile phone, mobe, cellular [N. Amer]
Noun: Mobile  mow'beel
  1. A port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
     
  2. A river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    - Mobile River

Derived forms: mobiles

See also: airborne, ambulant, ambulatory, changeable, changeful, floating, maneuverable [US], manoeuvrable [Brit, Cdn], mechanised [Brit], mechanized, motile, motorised [Brit], motorized, movable, moveable, moving, perambulating, racy, raisable, raiseable, rangy, rotatable, seaborne, transferable, transferrable, transplantable, transportable, unsettled, versatile, waterborne

Type of: city, metropolis, port, radiophone, radiotelephone, river, sculpture, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn], wireless telephone

Antonym: immobile, stabile

Part of: AL, Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie

Encyclopedia: Mobile, Alabama in the Civil War