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. [Also spelled moveable.]
Syn: -- transferable, transferrable, transportable.
2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year.
Movable letter Heb. Gram., a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.
Movable feast Ecclesiastical, a holy day that changes date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a day is Easter.
Mov·a·ble, n.; pl. Movables
1. 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. [Also spelled moveable.]
Furnished with the most rich and princely movables. --Evelyn.
2. Rom. Law Property not attached to the soil.
Note: ☞ The word is not convertible with personal property, since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are personal property by our law are immovables by the Roman law.
adj 1: (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be
moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
2: capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
[syn: moveable, transferable, transferrable, transportable]