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From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
1. Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine.
2. Possible to be endured; supportable. How light and portable my pain seems now! (Shak) Portable forge. See Forge. Portable steam engine. See steam engine.
Origin: L. Portabilis, fr. Portare to carry: cf. F. Portable. See Port demeanor.