Definition of mobile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    mobile

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈməʊbaɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊbl//
     
     
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  1. 1  [usually before noun] that is not fixed in one place and can be moved easily and quickly mobile equipment a mobile shop/library (= one inside a vehicle) compare stationary
  2. 2[not usually before noun] (of a person) able to move or travel around easily a kitchen especially designed for the elderly or people who are less mobile You really need to be mobile (= have a car) if you live in the country. opposite immobile
  3. 3(of people) able to change your social class, your job or the place where you live easily a highly mobile workforce (= people who can move easily from place to place) see also upwardly mobile
  4. 4(of a face or its features) changing shape or expression easily and often His mobile features registered amusement.
  5. Word Origin late 15th cent.: via French from Latin mobilis, from movere ‘to move’. The noun dates from the 1940s.Extra examples She remained fairly mobile despite her disabilities. The barbecue is fully mobile. a geographically mobile population downwardly mobile members of society internationally mobile investment The kitchen is specially designed for the elderly or people who are less mobile. You really need to be mobile if you live in the country.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mobile