Move meaning

mo͝ov
To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure.

Move for an adjournment.

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To dispose of by sale.

Moved the new merchandise quickly.

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To stir the emotions.

Words that have the power to move.

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To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
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An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver.

A move to halt the arms race.

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To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
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(commerce) To dispose of (goods) by selling.
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To change one's place of residence, business, etc.
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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.

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To be disposed of by sale.

Woolens move slowly in the summer.

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To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
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To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
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A change of residence or location.
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To change the place or position of; push, carry, or pull from one place or position to another.
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To set or keep in motion; actuate, impel, turn, stir, etc.
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To cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt.
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To arouse or stir the emotions, passions, or sympathies of.
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To change place or position; go (to some place)
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To live or be active in a specified setting or milieu.

To move in artistic circles.

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To make progress; advance.
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To take action; begin to act.
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To change in price, value, etc.

Stocks moved lower in heavy trading yesterday.

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To make a formal appeal or application (for)

Move for a new trial.

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To evacuate.
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(commerce) To be disposed of by sale.
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The act of moving; a movement.
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One of a series of actions toward some goal.
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A change of residence, business location, etc.
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(chess, checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move.
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(slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement.
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(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.
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To make a motion; to request relief from a court or a deliberative body.
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(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.

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(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!

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(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.

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(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.

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(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.

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(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.

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To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

This song moves me to dance.

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To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.

That book really moved me.

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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.

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The act of moving; a movement.

A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
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(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.

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To propose or suggest; esp., to propose formally, as in a meeting.
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(informal) get a move on
  • To get started; get going.
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move in on
  • To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.
  • To attempt to seize control of:
    Moving in on their territory.
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on the move
  • Busily moving about; active:
    A nurse is on the move all day.
  • Going from one place to another:
    Troops on the move.
  • Making progress; advancing:
    A technology that is clearly on the move.
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(slang) get a move on
  • to start moving
  • to hurry; go faster
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move in
  • to take up residence
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(informal) move in on
  • to draw near, with the intention of capturing
  • to attempt to take over control of (something) from (someone)
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move it!
  • hurry up! get going!
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move on
  • to take one's leave; go away
  • to resume one's normal life, as after a disruptive experience
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move over
  • to move to another place or position, esp. an adjacent one
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move up
  • to promote or be promoted
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on the move
  • moving about from place to place
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put the moves (or a move) on
  • to attempt to charm or seduce sexually, as by the use of practiced tricks or remarks
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Origin of move

  • 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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary