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



    BrE BrE//ˈməʊbaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊbl//
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  1. 1= mobile phone Call me on my mobile. What's your mobile number? the mobile networks (= companies that provide mobile phone services)
  2. 2a decoration made from wire, etc. that is hung from the ceiling and that has small objects hanging from it which move when the air around them moves
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: via French from Latin mobilis, from movere ‘to move’. The noun dates from the 1940s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mobile