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 for movable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Movable \Mov"a*ble\, n.; pl. Movables.
     1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of
        property not fixed, or not a part of real estate;
        generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture. [Also
        spelled moveable.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Furnished with the most rich and princely movables.
                                                    --Evelyn.
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     2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
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     Note: The word is not convertible with personal property,
           since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are
           personal property by our law are immovables by the
           Roman law. --Wharton.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Movable \Mov"a*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. movable. See Move.]
     1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or
        conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture;
        susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a
        movable steam engine. [Also spelled moveable.]
  
     Syn: transferable, transferrable, transportable.
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     2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i.
        e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year
        to year.
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     Movable letter (Heb. Gram.), a letter that is pronounced,
        as opposed to one that is quiescent.
  
     Movable feast (Ecclesiastical), a holy day that changes
        date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a
        day is Easter.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  movable
      adj 1: (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be
             moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
      2: capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
         [syn: movable, moveable, transferable, transferrable,
         transportable]
      n 1: personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable
           property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc) [syn:
           chattel, personal chattel, movable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "movable":
     able to adapt, accessible, adaptable, adjustable, alterable,
     alterative, amenable, assignable, changeable, changeful, checkered,
     communicable, conductive, consignable, contagious, conveyable,
     ever-changing, expressable, flexible, floating, fluid, impartable,
     impermanent, impressionable, influenceable, interchangeable,
     kaleidoscopic, mailable, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic,
     metathetic, mobile, modifiable, motile, moveable, moving, mutable,
     nonuniform, open, open-minded, permutable, persuadable,
     persuasible, pervious, plastic, pliable, pliant, portable,
     portative, protean, proteiform, receptive, removable, resilient,
     responsive, roving, rubbery, suasible, suggestible, supple,
     susceptible, swayable, transferable, transfusable, transient,
     transitory, transmissible, transmissive, transmittable,
     transportable, transportative, transposable, unfixed, unstable,
     unsteadfast, unsteady, variable, weak
  
  

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