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Meaning of "portable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PORTABLE

From Late Latin portābilis, from Latin portāre to carry.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PORTABLE

portable  [ˈpɔːtəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PORTABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Portable can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PORTABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Portable

Portable may refer to: ▪ Portable building, a manufactured structure that is built off site and moved in upon completion of site and utility work ▪ Portable classroom, a temporary building installed on the grounds of a school to provide additional classroom space where there is a shortage of capacity ▪ Portable toilet, a modern, portable, self-contained outhouse manufactured of molded plastic In computing: ▪ Portable object, a distributed computing term for an object which can be accessed through a normal method call while possibly residing in memory on another computer ▪ Software portability, software that can easily be ported to multiple platforms ▪ Portable applications, applications that do not require any kind of installation onto a computer, and can store data in the program's directory In electronics: ▪ Portable electronics ▪ Portable communications device, a wearable or handheld device ▪ Portable audio player, a personal electronic...

Definition of portable in the English dictionary

The first definition of portable in the dictionary is able to be carried or moved easily, esp by hand. Other definition of portable is able to be transferred from one type of computer system to another. Portable is also able to be endured; bearable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PORTABLE


bootable
ˈbuːtəbəl
consortable
kənˈsɔːtəbəl
convertible
kənˈvɜːtəbəl
executable
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːtəbəl
immutable
ɪˈmjuːtəbəl
importable
ɪmˈpɔːtəbəl
insupportable
ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl
repeatable
rɪˈpiːtəbəl
reportable
rɪˈpɔːtəbəl
sortable
ˈsɔːtəbəl
sportable
ˈspɔːtəbəl
suitable
ˈsuːtəbəl
supportable
səˈpɔːtəbəl
transportable
trænsˈpɔːtəbəl
treatable
ˈtriːtəbəl
unbeatable
ʌnˈbiːtəbəl
unreportable
ˌʌnrɪˈpɔːtəbəl
unsuitable
ʌnˈsuːtəbəl
unsupportable
ˌʌnsəˈpɔːtəbəl
untreatable
ʌnˈtriːtəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PORTABLE

porta
portabella
portabello
portability
portably
Portadown
portage
portague
Portakabin
portal
portal frame
portal vein
portal-to-portal
Portaloo
portamenti
portamento
portance
portapack
portate
portatile

WORDS THAT END LIKE PORTABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
printable
profitable
reputable
stable
table
timetable
unacceptable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of portable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PORTABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «portable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of portable

Translation of «portable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PORTABLE

Find out the translation of portable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of portable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «portable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻便的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

portátil
570 millions of speakers

English

portable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोर्टेबल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَحْمُول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

портативный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

portátil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুবহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

portable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mudah alih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tragbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

持ち運びできる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휴대형의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Portabel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xách tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोर्टेबल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taşınabilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

portatile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przenośny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

портативний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

portabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φορητός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

draagbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bärbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bærbar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of portable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PORTABLE»

The term «portable» is very widely used and occupies the 3.810 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PORTABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about portable

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10 QUOTES WITH «PORTABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word portable.
1
Clint Black
I now have a home recording studio, which I can operate entirely on my own, as well as a portable version of the same which allows me to record anywhere I like and simply swap out the hard drives for use in the home studio.
2
James Boswell
A page of my journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be diffused into a considerable portion.
3
Octavia E. Butler
I pecked my stories out two-fingered on the Remington portable typewriter my mother had bought me. I had begged for it when I was ten.
4
Jay Chiat
Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD-ROM.
5
Barry Diller
Aereo is the first potentially transformative technology that has the chance to give people access to broadcast television delivered over the Internet to any device, large or small, they desire. No wires, no new boxes or remotes, portable everywhere there's an Internet connection in the world - truly a revolutionary product.
6
Roger Ebert
There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.
7
Andrew P. Harris
Bring market forces to bear on health care insurers. Creating a health care 'exchange,' one of the better ideas included in House Bill 3200, creates affordable, accessible and portable insurance for millions of Americans.
8
Ian Jackson
We're going to create a portable handheld environment, and you should expect the same things you've always expected from Playstation - a great quality product, versatility, great value to the consumer.
9
Dolley Madison
At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.
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Graham McTavish
Just the idea to have everything you need essentially stored in one piece of portable technology is very exciting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PORTABLE»

Discover the use of portable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to portable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer
Presents excerpts on the subject of religion from the writings of such notable non-believers as John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Richard Dawkins, and Salman Rushdie.
Christopher Hitchens, 2007
2
Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and ...
Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.
Mary Chayko, 2008
3
The Portable MBA
The concepts in this book are the beginnings of the road to becoming a highly effective manager in today's fast changing world."—Henry Skelsey, Managing Partner, PRC Venture Partners LLC "The Portable MBA explains the fundamentals of ...
Kenneth M. Eades, Timothy M. Laseter, Ian Skurnik, 2010
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Portable Video: ENG & EFP
Portable Video: ENG and EFP, Fifth Edition" focuses on the techniques and technology of single camera electronic news gathering and electronic field production.
Norman Medoff, Edward J. Fink, 2012
5
The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship
Plus, this edition includes access to the Portable MBA Online, which provides a wealth of handy forms, study guides, videos, presentations, and much more.
William D. Bygrave, Andrew Zacharakis, 2009
6
CCNA Portable Command Guide
CCNA Portable Command Guide Second Edition All the CCNA 640-802 commands in one compact, portable resource Preparing for the CCNA® exam? Here are all the CCNA-level commands you need in one condensed, portable resource.
Scott Empson, 2007
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The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting
Whether you're starting a new business or just taking on new management responsibilities, this comprehensive resource includes fifty percent new material, making this edition an essential resource for efficient and effective enterprise ...
Theodore Grossman, John Leslie Livingstone, 2009
8
The Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants ...
A new edition of one of the most practical and authoritative botanical dictionaries available.
D. J. Mabberley, 1997
9
iPad 2 Portable Genius
Finally decided to get the hottest device on the planet? If so, don't go far without the iPad's must-have accessory—your own copy of iPad 2 Portable Genius. This hip little guide will show you how to get the very most out of your iPad 2.
Paul McFedries, 2011
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Featherweight 221 - The Perfect Portable: And Its Stitches ...
Featherweight history at your fingertips.
Nancy Johnson-Srebro, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PORTABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term portable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Portable PC Inspired By Shadowrun's Cyberdecks
This custom PC is too small to be a desktop, but too big for a laptop. It's a unique portable build, something out of an 80s cyberpunk world. «Kotaku, Jul 15»
2
Nintendo Patent Tips Portable Sleep Monitor
In layman's terms, it appears that the portable gadget will use a microphone, camera, and other inputs to collect user details like physical (pulse ... «PC Magazine, Jul 15»
3
DIY crafter brings sewing classes to kids with portable trailer
Penelope is pint-size, bright and cheerful, and she favours the colour pink. She's also completely portable, with two wheels and aluminum ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
4
Review: Boostcase's Bloc is a boxy, portable Apple Watch dock with …
Most of the accessories I've reviewed for 9to5Mac require little explanation — they're the second, third, or tenth iteration of a concept we've ... «9 to 5 Mac, Jul 15»
5
14-Year-Old Maker 3D Prints Unique Portable Raspberry Pi Game …
Last year (2014) I once again watched my favorite episode of The Ben Heck Show on Youtube, where he builds a portable arcade emulator ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
6
Suitcase salon: portable products for bounteous barnet during your …
The aspiration to “that salon look at home” strikes fear into all of us who've tried to recreate Anna Wintour's bob or Kate Hudson's carefree ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
7
Packaged Facts: Nutritional Bars Providing the Portable, Healthier …
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American snackers love their nutritional bars, finds market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
8
Researchers develop new 'portable power supply' for engineering …
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Penn State engineers have developed a new 'portable power supply' that will make it easier to manufacture plastics ... «Penn State News, Jul 15»
9
Global X-Band Radar Market - Global Forecasts, Trends & Analysis …
At present, approximately 3-5% of the total X-band radars around the world would be portable due to the nature of the radar Although the ... «PR Newswire UK, Jul 15»
10
The Cutest, Most Functional, Portable Phone Charger Out There
Portable phone chargers are life savers when you're out for the day without ready access to an outlet. There's nothing worse than watching ... «Cambio, Jul 15»

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