When you can change or shift the position of something, it's movable. With two flat tires and a bent wheel, your bike is no longer movable.

Movable comes from move and its Latin source, movere, "set in motion." If you can move something, it's movable. That can mean physically moving it, the way you relocate a movable screen to divide a room. When events are movable, their dates can change. This is the source of "a movable feast," a religious holiday that falls annually on the same day of the week but a varying date. Easter is one example of a movable holiday.

Definitions of movable
  1. adjective
    capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
    synonyms: moveable, transferable, transferrable, transportable
    moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
  2. adjective
    (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
    easily or conveniently transported
  3. adjective
    occurring at different dates from year to year
  4. noun
    personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    synonyms: chattel, personal chattel
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    type of:
    personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property
    movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
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