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Adjective: mobile  mow-bul or 'mow,bI(-u)l [N. Amer], 'mow,bI(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
    "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
  2. Having no fixed home; changing location regularly as required for work or food
    "a restless mobile society";
    - nomadic, peregrine [archaic], roving, wandering
  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, cellular [N. Amer], mobe [informal]
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, Ala., Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie

Encyclopedia: Mobile, Alabama in the Civil War