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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. easily or conveniently transported;
- Example: "a portable television set"

2. of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull;
- Example: "a portable outboard motor"

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Possible to be endured; supportable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] How light and portable my pain seems now! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Portable forge. See under Forge. Portable steam engine. See under Steam engine. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

portable 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 1: a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "portable": assignable, carriable, communicable, compact, conductive, consignable, contagious, convenient, conveyable, expressable, handy, impartable, interchangeable, light, lightweight, little, mailable, manageable, metathetic, movable, pocket, pocket-sized, portative, removable, small, transferable, transfusable, transmissible, transmissive, transmittable, transportable, transportative, transposable, vest-pocket, wieldy
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

portability portable The ease with which a piece of software (or file format) can be "ported", i.e. made to run on a new platform and/or compile with a new compiler. The most important factor is the language in which the software is written and the most portable language is almost certainly C (though see Vaxocentrism for counterexamples). This is true in the sense that C compilers are available for most systems and are often the first compiler provided for a new system. This has led several compiler writers to compile other languages to C code in order to benefit from its portability (as well as the quality of compilers available for it). The least portable type of language is obviously assembly code since it is specific to one particular (family of) processor(s). It may be possible to translate mechanically from one assembly code (or even machine code) into another but this is not really portability. At the other end of the scale would come interpreted or semi-compiled languages such as LISP or Java which rely on the availability of a portable interpreter or virtual machine written in a lower level language (often C for the reasons outlined above). The act or result of porting a program is called a "port". E.g. "I've nearly finished the Pentium port of my big bang simulation." Portability is also an attribute of file formats and depends on their adherence to standards (e.g. ISO 8859) or the availability of the relevant "viewing" software for different platforms (e.g. PDF). (1997-06-18)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PORTABLE, adj. Exposed to a mutable ownership through vicissitudes of possession. His light estate, if neither he did make it Nor yet its former guardian forsake it, Is portable improperly, I take it. Worgum Slupsky