• WordNet 3.6
    • adj immovable not able or intended to be moved "the immovable hills"
    • n immovable property consisting of houses and land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Immovable Incapable of being moved; firmly fixed; fast; -- used of material things; as, an immovable foundation. "Immovable , infixed, and frozen round."
    • Immovable (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, etc.; or by the objects to which they are applied, as servitudes.
    • Immovable Not capable of being affected or moved in feeling or by sympathy; unimpressible; impassive.
    • Immovable (Law) Not liable to be removed; permanent in place or tenure; fixed; as, an immovable estate. See Immovable n.
    • Immovable Steadfast; fixed; unalterable; unchangeable; -- used of the mind or will; as, an immovable purpose, or a man who remains immovable .
    • Immovable That which can not be moved.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • immovable Incapable of being moved or displaced; too heavy or firm to be moved; firmly fixed; fast.
    • immovable Not to be moved from a purpose; steadfast; fixed; that cannot be induced to change or alter: as, a man who remains immovable.
    • immovable Incapable of being altered or shaken; unalterable; unchangeable: as, an immovable purpose or resolution.
    • immovable That cannot be affected; not impressible; impassive; unfeeling.
    • immovable In law, not liable to be removed; permanent in place; real, as distinguished from personal.
    • n immovable That which cannot be moved; specifically, in law, land, or any appurtenance fixed to or running with the land. Immovables are things that are stationary by nature, as land and trees, or are so made by the hand of man, as buildings and their accessories, or by the objects to which they apply, as servitudes.
    • n immovable Also immoveable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Immovable im-mōōv′a-bl steadfast: unalterable: that cannot be impressed or made to fall:
    • adj Immovable im-mōōv′a-bl (pl.) fixtures, &c., not movable by a tenant
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  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.”


In literature:

My body became immovably rooted; breath was drawn out of my lungs as if by some huge magnet.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The old woman seemed to listen to the strokes of the oars; her dead eyes rested immovably on the sea.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
Phoebe found her pale and immovable, rooted to the spot on which they had parted.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
The immovable one showed no sign of anxiety, although the situation was in reality desperate.
"Tales of Two Countries" by Alexander Kielland
He stood in the center of the fire-lit room rigid and immovable.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
He sat secure, straight and immovable even when the horses trotted or galloped.
"Maezli" by Johanna Spyri
The irresistible force has met up with the immovable body.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
His features were composed, though pale, his limbs immovable, and his mien decent.
"The Bravo" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The preamble of the Constitution plants the standard of the Common Law immovably in its foreground.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The preamble of the Constitution plants the standard of the Common Law immovably in its foreground.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society

In poetry:

Eastward immovable deep shade
Is sealed with mystery.
Westward a memory of dead gold
Wakes on a sunset sea.
"Night’s Occultism" by Cale Young Rice
The ceaseless rain is falling fast,
And yonder gilded vane,
Immovable for three days past,
Points to the misty main,
"Travels" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Steadfast, serene, immovable, the same
Year after year, through all the silent night
Burns on forevermore that quenchless flame,
Shines on that inextinguishable light!
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dissolvèd, with keen bliss, in the blue sky;
'Mid storms of tears weeping thyself away;
When, when, immovable, and calm and high,--
Soul, like a star, wilt thou pursue thy way?
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
Like priests whose altar fires
Are spent, immovable
They stand, in awful ecstasy uplifted.
Zephyrs awake tree-lyres,
The starry deeps are full,
Earth with a mystic majesty is gifted.
"Sunset-Lovers" by Cale Young Rice
Blind clinging to a stern, stone cross,
Or it may be of frailer make;
Eyes shut, ears closed to earth's drear dross,
Immovable, serene, the world away
From thoughts—the mind uncaring for another day.
"Impressions" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

Nearly immovable along the defensive front.
Perhaps you've spent some time wondering exactly what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.
Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick were an immovable force.
Shawnell Harrison's Concrete Dust and The Immovable Gun Debate.
Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object.
Summer is the time for pure mind candy — especially at the local cinema, where there's enough pulse-pounding action to titillate the most immovable ticket-buyer.
Joe Guillory says he's in a battle to save the less fortunate in Port Arthur from a housing authority that's immovably corrupt.
Unstoppable force, meet the immovable object.
To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length when measured from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable portion of the claw (see illustration).
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, we now know what happens when a candidate so weak anybody can beat him meets a candidate so weak he cannot beat anybody.
The mountains of Sonora Pass may seem immovable, but don't let your eyes fool you.
Even with standout defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu nursing an injured right shoulder for most of the second half, the Chino Hills defense was immovable Friday night.
Speed and strength in a stout, immoveable frame.
American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012.

In science:

It is broken down to SO(4), the subgroup of SO(5) rotations which leaves vI immovable.
Quantum gravity in terms of topological observables
Physical assets include all manors of furniture and equipment, whether movable (desks, chairs, computers, etc) or immovable (projectors fixed to a room).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Also, similar set of problems appeared in course of investigation of the ”autolocalization” phenomena and in the theory of multicomponent chemical reactions on traps immersed in an immovable ”matrix” [22, 23].
Localization in simple multiparticle catalytic absorption model
But such idea has encountered the immovable obstacle of the celebrated No-Go theorems [5–7].
Quantum dice
The problems above, plus the non-existence of a suitable Killing vector on Riem(Σ), seem to form an immovable block to resolving the Hilbert space problem of how to turn the solutions to the Wheeler-DeWitt equation into a genuine Hilbert space.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time