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PORTABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does portable mean? 

PORTABLE (noun)
  The noun PORTABLE has 1 sense:

1. a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried

  Familiarity information: PORTABLE used as a noun is very rare.


PORTABLE (adjective)
  The adjective PORTABLE has 2 senses:

1. easily or conveniently transported
2. of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull

  Familiarity information: PORTABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTABLE (noun)


Sense 1portable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("portable" is a kind of...):

typewriter (hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time)


PORTABLE (adjective)


Sense 1portable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily or conveniently transported

Context example:

a portable television set

Similar:

man-portable (portable by one man)

movable ((of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand))

take-away; takeout (of or involving food to be taken and eaten off the premises)

Antonym:

unportable (not portable; not easily moved or transported)


Sense 2portable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull

Context example:

a portable outboard motor

Similar:

outboard (located away from the midline of a vessel or aircraft)


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