- that moves; specif.,
- changing, or causing to change, place or position
- causing motion
- causing to act; impelling, influencing, etc.
- arousing or stirring the emotions or feelings; esp., arousing pathos
- involving a moving motor vehicle: a moving violation (of a traffic law)
- Changing or capable of changing position: a moving target.
- Relating to or involved in a transfer of furnishings from one location to another: moving expenses; moving van.
- Causing or producing motion.
- Involving a motor vehicle in motion: a moving violation.
- Arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion: a moving account of the tragedy.
(comparative more moving, superlative most moving)
- (no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.
- moving pictures
- That causes someone to feel emotion.
- a moving story
- Present participle of move.
(countable and uncountable, plural movings)
- (uncountable) The relocation of goods
- (countable) A causing of a movement
- The rats' movings are willed movements.
Variant of move
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