immovable

  • 1 Immovable — Im*mov a*ble, a. 1. Incapable of being moved; firmly fixed; fast; used of material things; as, an immovable foundation. [1913 Webster] Immovable, infixed, and frozen round. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Steadfast; fixed; unalterable; unchangeable;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 immovable — im·mov·able 1 /im mü və bəl/ adj: incapable of being moved see also immovable property at property immovable 2 n: an item of immovable property (as land, standing timber, or a building) a manufactured home placed up …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 immovable — im‧mov‧a‧ble [ɪˈmuːvəbl] also immoveable PROPERTY adjective something immovable cannot be moved or changed: • Tax will be levied on the worth of immovable property (= buildings etc ) . * …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 immovable — [i mo͞ov′ə bəl] adj. [ME immouable] 1. that cannot be moved; firmly fixed; not capable of movement 2. not moving; immobile; motionless; stationary 3. that cannot be changed; unyielding; steadfast 4. unemotional; impassive n. [pl.] Law immovable… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Immovable — Im*mov a*ble, n. 1. That which can not be moved. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Civil Law) Lands and things adherent thereto by nature, as trees; by the hand of man, as buildings and their accessories; by their destination, as seeds, plants, manure,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 immovable — (adj.) late 14c., literal and figurative, from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + MOVABLE (Cf. movable). Related: Immovably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 immovable — immovable, immobile, immotive mean incapable of moving or being moved. Except for this denial of power, the terms otherwise carry the implications and connotations of the affirmative words as discriminated at MOVABLE. Antonyms: movable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 immovable — is spelt without an e in the middle, and the usual meaning is ‘unyielding, unwilling to change one s mind’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 immovable — [adj] fixed, stubborn adamant, constant, dead set on*, dug in, fast, firm, hard nosed, immobile, immotile, immutable, impassive, inflexible, intransigent, locked in*, motionless, obdurate, quiescent, resolute, rooted, secure, set, set in… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 immovable — (also immoveable) ► ADJECTIVE 1) not able to be moved or changed. 2) Law (of property) consisting of land, buildings, or other permanent items. DERIVATIVES immovability noun immovably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 immovable — immovability, immovableness, n. immovably, adv. /i mooh veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary. 2. incapable of being influenced by feeling; emotionless: an immovable heart; an immovable tyrant. 3. incapable of being… …

    Universalium

  • 12 immovable — im|mov|a|ble [ ı muvəbl ] adjective 1. ) something that is immovable cannot be moved 2. ) someone who is immovable has very fixed opinions or feelings which they refuse to change: The committee remains immovable on the issue of employment… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 immovable — UK [ɪˈmuːvəb(ə)l] / US [ɪˈmuvəb(ə)l] adjective 1) someone who is immovable has very fixed opinions or feelings which they refuse to change immovable hostility The committee remains immovable on the issue of employment contracts. 2) something that …

    English dictionary

  • 14 immovable — /ɪˈmuvəbəl / (say i moohvuhbuhl) adjective 1. incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary. 2. not subject to change; unalterable. 3. incapable of being affected with feeling; emotionless: an immovable heart; an immovable face. 4. incapable of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 immovable — [[t]ɪmu͟ːvəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n An immovable object is fixed and cannot be moved. 2) ADJ: usu v link ADJ If someone is immovable in their attitude to something, they will not change their mind. On one issue, however, she was immovable.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 immovable — adjective 1) lock your bike to something immovable Syn: fixed, secure, stable, moored, anchored, rooted, braced, set firm, set fast; stuck, jammed, stiff, unbudgeable, four square Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 immovable — im•mov•a•ble or im•move•a•ble [[t]ɪˈmu və bəl[/t]] adj. 1) incapable of being moved 2) unaffected by feeling: an immovable heart[/ex] 3) implacable; unyielding 4) motionless 5) not changing from one date to another in different years: Christmas… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 immovable — adj. & n. (also immoveable) adj. 1 that cannot be moved. 2 steadfast, unyielding. 3 emotionless. 4 not subject to change (immovable law). 5 motionless. 6 Law (of property) consisting of land, houses, etc. n. (in pl.) Law immovable property.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 immovable — 1. adjective /ɪˈmuːvəb(ə)l/ a) Incapable of being physically moved; fixed. I pleaded with him not to resign, but he was immovable. b) Steadfast in purpose or intention; unalterable, unyielding. Ant …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 immovable — im|mo|va|ble [ıˈmu:vəbəl] adj 1.) impossible to move ▪ Lock your bike to something immovable like a railing or lamp post. 2.) impossible to change or persuade ▪ The president is immovable on this issue. >immovably adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English