- To get started; get going.
- To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.
- To attempt to seize control of:
moving in on their territory.
- Busily moving about; active:
A nurse is on the move all day.
- Going from one place to another:
troops on the move.
- to start moving
- to hurry; go faster
- to take up residence
Other Word Forms of Move
Origin of Move
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 movÄ“re, 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?] (mÄ«vati, “pushes, presses, moves"), Middle Dutch mouwe (“sleeve"). More at muff.
Middle English moven from Old French movoir from Latin movēre meuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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