- To move is defined as to push, pull, carry, change the position of or keep in motion.
- An example of move is picking up a box in one place and bringing it to another.
- An example of move is walking.
transitive verbmoved, moving
- to change the place or position of; push, carry, or pull from one place or position to another
- to set or keep in motion; actuate, impel, turn, stir, etc.
- to cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt
- to arouse or stir the emotions, passions, or sympathies of
- to propose or suggest; esp., to propose formally, as in a meeting
- to cause (the bowels) to evacuate
- Commerce to dispose of (goods) by selling
Origin of moveMiddle English moven ; from Anglo-French mover ; from Old French movoir ; from Classical Latin movere ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mew-, to push away from source Sanskrit mīvati, (he) shoves
- to change place or position; go (to some place)
- to change one's place of residence, business, etc.
- to live or be active in a specified milieu or setting: to move in artistic circles
- to make progress; advance
- to take action; begin to act
- to be, or be set, in motion
- to operate in a certain fixed motion; turn, revolve, etc.: said of machines
- to make a formal appeal or application (for): move for a new trial
- to evacuate: said of the bowels
- Informal to start leaving; depart: often with on: time to be moving on
- Chess, Checkers, etc.
- to change the position of a piece
- to be put in another position: said of a piece
- Commerce to be disposed of by sale: said of goods
- the act of moving; a movement
- one of a series of actions toward some goal
- a change of residence, business location, etc.
- Chess, Checkers, etc. the act of moving or a player's turn to move
- Slang an action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
get a move on☆ Slang
- to start moving
- to hurry; go faster
move in on☆ Slang
- to draw near, with the intention of capturing
- to attempt to take over control of (something) from (someone)
on the move
put the moves (or a move) on
verbmoved moved, mov·ing, moves
- a. To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window.b. To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun.c. To change posture or position; stir: too scared to move.d. To start off; depart: After waiting for an hour, we decided it was time to move.e. Games To change position on a board in a board game.f. To go from one residence or location to another; relocate: We moved to a new apartment.g. Linguistics To be copied or moved by means of a movement transformation to a new position in syntactic structure.
- a. To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly.b. To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; move on to a new subject.
- To be disposed of by sale: Woolens move slowly in the summer.
- To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
- a. To exhibit great activity or energy: Things were really moving backstage.b. To initiate an action; act: It's time to make a decision and move.c. To be active in a particular environment: moves in diplomatic circles.
- To stir the emotions: words that have the power to move.
- To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure: move for an adjournment.
- To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
- a. To change the place or position of: moved the chair into the corner; could not move his arm.b. To cause to go from one place to another: moved the crowd away.c. Games To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game: moved a pawn.
- a. To change the course of: moved the discussion to other matters.b. To cause to progress or advance: moved the research into new thinking.
- a. To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion: “Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him” (Shakespeare).b. To prompt to action; rouse: Anger moved her to speak out.c. To arouse the emotions of; affect or stir.
- a. To cause to function: This lever moves the elevator.b. To cause to progress or advance: moved the project beyond conventional thinking.
- a. To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure: moved that a vote be taken.b. To make formal application to (a court, for example).
- To dispose of by sale: moved the new merchandise quickly.
- To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
- a. The act or an instance of moving.b. A particular manner of moving: made some intricate moves on the dance floor.
- A change of residence or location.
- Games a. An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.b. The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.c. A participant's turn to make a play.
- An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver: a move to halt the arms race.
Origin of moveMiddle English moven, from Old French movoir, from Latin movēre; see meu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present moves, present participle moving, simple past and past participle moved)
- (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.
- A ship moves rapidly.
- I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, I was too lazy to move.
- (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
- to move in a matter
- Come on guys, let's move: there's work to do!
- (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.
- I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.
- They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.
- (intransitive, chess, and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
- The rook moved from a8 to a6.
- My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.
- (ergative) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir.
- The waves moved the boat up and down.
- The horse moves a carriage.
- (chess) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
- She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
- To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
- This song moves me to dance.
- To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.
- That book really moved me.
- To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
- I move to repel the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.
- The act of moving; a movement.
- A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
- An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
- He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
- A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
- She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.
- He can win a match with that one move.
- The event of changing one's residence.
- The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
- They were pleased about their move to the country.
- A change in strategy.
- I am worried about our boss's move.
- It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
- A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
- (board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
- The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.
- It's your move! Roll the dice!
- If you roll a six, you can make two moves.
From Middle English moven, moeven, meven, from Anglo-Norman mover, moveir and Old French mouver, moveir (“to move”) (compare modern French mouvoir from Old French movoir), from Latin movēre, present active infinitive of moveō (“move; change, exchange, go in or out, quit”), from Proto-Indo-European *meue-, *(a)mewǝ-, *mwō- (“to move, drive”). Cognate with Lithuanian mauti (“to push on, rush”), Sanskrit [script?] (mīvati, “pushes, presses, moves”), Middle Dutch mouwe (“sleeve”). More at muff.
move - Computer Definition
(1) In programming, to copy data from one place in memory to another. Move is really a copy, because at the end of the move, source and destination data are identical. MOV is an assembly language instruction.
(2) In word processing and graphics, to relocate text and images to another part of the document or drawing.
(3) An external DOS/Windows command that moves a file to a new location (it copies first, then deletes the source file). Widely used by Windows programmers and power users, the syntax is like the Copy command. The following example moves the MYBUDGET spreadsheet into the \NEXTYEAR folder. See copy. C:\BUDGETS>move mybudget.xls \nextyear
move - Legal Definition