- capable of being moved; not fixed in one place, position, or posture.
- Law. (of property)
- not permanent in reference to place; capable of being moved without injury.
- personal, as distinguished from real.
- changing from one date to another in different years: a movable holiday.
- (of type or matrices) able to be rearranged.
- an article of furniture that is not fixed in place.
- Often movables. Law. an article of personal property not attached to land.
- able to be moved or rearranged; not fixed
- (esp of religious festivals such as Easter) varying in date from year to year
- (usually spelt moveable) law denoting or relating to personal property as opposed to realty
- printing (of type) cast singly so that each character is on a separate piece of type suitable for composition by hand, as founder’s type
- (often plural) a movable article, esp a piece of furniture
adj.also moveable, late 14c., “disposed to movement;” c.1400, “capable of being moved,” from Old French movable, from moveir (see move (v.)). A moveable feast (early 15c.) is one in the Church calendar which, though always on the same day of the week, varies its date from year to year. Related: Movability.