AskDefine | Define mobile

Dictionary Definition

mobile adj
1 moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator" [ant: immobile]
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" [syn: nomadic, peregrine, 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); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: fluid]


1 a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay [syn: Mobile River]
2 a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
3 sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents [ant: stabile]

User Contributed Dictionary




Pronunciation 1


  1. Capable of being moved.
Capable of being moved

Pronunciation 2


  1. A sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other.
  2. A mobile phone.
  • Finnish: mobile
  • French: mobile
  • German: Mobile
  • Norwegian: uro
mobile phone
  • Finnish: kännykkä
  • French: portable
  • German: Handy
  • Greek: κινητό
  • Italian: telefonino, cellulare
  • Japanese: 携帯電話 (けいたいでんわ, keitaidenwa)
  • Norwegian: mobil
  • Portuguese: celular
  • Romanian: mobil




mobile , (plural: mobiles)


fr-noun m
  1. moving body
  2. mobile (decoration)
  3. motive (for an action, for a crime)
  4. mobile phone



  1. movable, mobile
  2. moving



  1. (singular) item of furniture
  2. (plural) furniture
  3. mobile (cellular phone)


Extensive Definition

Mobile usually refers to:
Mobile may also refer to:


  • Mobile computing, a generic term describing one's ability to use technology in mobile environments
  • Mobile game, a video game played on a mobile phone, smartphone, PDA or handheld computer
  • Mobile Magazine, a publication on portable electronics
  • Mobile radio, wireless communications systems and devices which are based on radio frequencies
  • Mobile rig
  • Mobile station, user equipment and software needed for communication with a wireless telephone network
  • Mobile Web, the World Wide Web as accessed from mobile devices using Mobile Web Browser
  • Mobile TV, TV services viewed via a mobile device.



See also

mobile in Danish: Mobil
mobile in German: Mobile
mobile in Spanish: Mobile
mobile in French: Mobile
mobile in Korean: 모바일
mobile in Italian: Mobile
mobile in Dutch: Mobile
mobile in Japanese: モービル
mobile in Norwegian: Mobil
mobile in Portuguese: Mobile
mobile in Chinese: 莫比尔

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