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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Portable  \Port"a*ble\,  a.  [L.  portabilis  fr  portare  to  carry: 
  cf  F.  portable.  See  {Port}  demeanor.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  borne  or  carried;  easily  transported; 
  conveyed  without  difficulty;  as  a  portable  bed,  desk, 
  engine.  --South. 
  2.  Possible  to  be  endured;  supportable.  [Obs.] 
  How  light  and  portable  my  pain  seems  now!  --Shak. 
  {Portable  forge}.  See  under  {Forge}. 
  {Portable  steam  engine}.  See  under  {Steam  engine}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  easily  or  conveniently  transported;  "a  portable  television 
  set"  [ant:  {unportable}] 
  2:  of  a  motor  designed  to  be  attached  to  the  outside  of  a 
  boat's  hull;  "a  portable  outboard  motor" 
  n  :  a  small  light  typewriter 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PORTABLE,  adj  Exposed  to  a  mutable  ownership  through  vicissitudes  of 
  His  light  estate,  if  neither  he  did  make  it 
  Nor  yet  its  former  guardian  forsake  it 
  Is  portable  improperly,  I  take  it 
  Worgum  Slupsky 

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