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Definitions of mobile

  1. affording change ( especially in social status); " Britain is not a truly fluid society"; " upwardly mobile"
  2. ( of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; " a restless mobile society"; " the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; " believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; " wandering tribes"
  3. sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
  4. a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
  5. a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
  6. capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another; " a highly mobile face"
  7. moving or capable of moving readily ( especially from place to place); " a mobile missile system"; " the tongue is... the most mobile articulator"
  8. having transportation available
  9. Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable.
  10. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
  11. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features.
  12. Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
  13. The mob; the populace.
  14. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are mobile liquids; - opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily.
  15. Easily moved; easily changed in expression under the influence of the feelings.
  16. Mobility.
  17. Movable; moving.
  18. That can be moved or excited.
  19. That can be moved.
  20. Easily moving; movable; fickle.
  21. Movable; easily moved.
  22. Susceptible of motion; fluid.
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Usage examples for mobile

  1. His heir had no taste for the sea, and the steamer was sold at a price far beyond her cost; and the purchaser had succeeded in getting her into Mobile Bay with a valuable cargo. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. The face is intelligent, but not refined; the clear dark eyes bespeak the artist spirit, but the full mobile mouth tells the material nature of the man. – Fra Bartolommeo by Leader Scott (Re-Edited By Horace Shipp And Flora Kendrick)
  3. The worst is, that these gunboats could have done service against Charleston, Mobile Savannah, etc. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  4. At Mobile Point and Dauphin Island, and at the Rigolets, leading to Lake Pontchartrain, materials to a considerable amount have been collected, and all the necessary preparations made for the commencement of the works. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. Nor were there many lines as yet upon the smooth and mobile face; and its frame was still that dear den of disorder and good taste, with the carved book- case, the dresser and chests of still older oak, and the Wattses and Rossettis hung anyhow on the walls. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  6. She looked at them with interest, and indeed they were interesting in their way; tall, spare men, light coloured, with refined, mobile faces. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  7. " No, I can tell you the Mobile news first, but it's bad. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  8. He turns hastily: it is Stella,- Stella in a white morning gown, her hair loosely twisted up, very pale, very charming, her eyes gazing large and grave from out her mobile countenance. – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  9. These sister epistles represent the moods of conflict and repose which alternated in St Paul's mobile nature. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  10. Some end there must be to the perpetuum mobile of wrong and revenge. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  11. He seemed in the prime of life, little the worse for his terrible struggles, only the gray a trifle more decided about the temples, but the eyes full of light, and the mobile mouth full of vitality. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  12. There was a strange mixture of passion and of curiosity in his mobile face. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. Hudson was a tall, slender young fellow, with a singularly mobile and intelligent face. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  14. His rather thin and very mobile lips tightened, as if to keep back a rush of words. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. " May I," said he, suddenly roused to what was passing about him, and advancing with a gracious smile upon his mobile face, lit up by the pleasant musings of the whist- table- pleasant to him, but assuredly not pleasant to his partner-" may I hope, marchesa, that you will acquiesce in our little plan for to- morrow?" – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  16. Many regiments, it is true, have permanent quarters, but there are mobile columns as well. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  17. No army that ever took the field was ever so mobile – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. Only lack of hay kept him from making a mobile fortress of it. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  19. Oh, I read from your mobile counternance that you're keepin' sumpum back, but it don't matter. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. If a thought stirred those mobile features, if a sudden blush suffused the cheeks, or a smile brought life into the face, he found a fresh delight in trying to discover the secrets of this mysterious creature. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
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