Move definitions

mo͝ov
The act of moving; a movement.
noun
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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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The act of moving, or a player's turn to move.
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An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement.
noun
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To change place or position; go (to some place)
verb
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To change one's place of residence, business, etc.
verb
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To be disposed of by sale.
verb
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To live or be active in a specified setting or milieu.

To move in artistic circles.

verb
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To make progress; advance.
verb
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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.

verb
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To make a formal appeal or application (for)

Move for a new trial.

verb
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To evacuate.
verb
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To change the place or position of; push, carry, or pull from one place or position to another.
verb
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To set or keep in motion; actuate, impel, turn, stir, etc.
verb
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To cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt.
verb
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To arouse or stir the emotions, passions, or sympathies of.
verb
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To propose or suggest; esp., to propose formally, as in a meeting.
verb
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To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
verb
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To dispose of (goods) by selling.
verb
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A change of residence or location.
noun
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An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver.

A move to halt the arms race.

noun
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To go from one residence or location to another; relocate.

We moved to a new apartment.

verb
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To be copied or moved by means of a movement transformation to a new position in syntactic structure.
verb
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To be disposed of by sale.

Woolens move slowly in the summer.

verb
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To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
verb
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To stir the emotions.

Words that have the power to move.

verb
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To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure.

Move for an adjournment.

verb
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To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
verb
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The act of moving; a movement.

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

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

noun
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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.

noun
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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.

verb
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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.

noun
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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.

verb
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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!

verb
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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.

noun
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To make a motion; to request relief from a court or a deliberative body.
verb
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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.

verb
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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.

noun
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To change in position from one point to another.

Moved away from the window.

verb
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To follow a specified course.

Earth moves around the sun.

verb
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To change posture or position; stir.

Too scared to move.

verb
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To start off; depart.

After waiting for an hour, we decided it was time to move.

verb
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To change position on a board in a board game.
verb
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To progress in sequence; go forward.

A novel that moves slowly.

verb
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To progress toward a particular state or condition.

Moving up in the company; move on to a new subject.

verb
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To exhibit great activity or energy.

Things were really moving backstage.

verb
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To initiate an action; act.

It's time to make a decision and move.

verb
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To be active in a particular environment.

Moves in diplomatic circles.

verb
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To dispose of by sale.

Moved the new merchandise quickly.

verb
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To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
verb
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To change the place or position of.

Moved the chair into the corner; could not move his arm.

verb
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To cause to go from one place to another.

Moved the crowd away.

verb
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To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game.

Moved a pawn.

verb
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To change the course of.

Moved the discussion to other matters.

verb
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To cause to progress or advance.

Moved the research into new thinking.

verb
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To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion.
verb
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To prompt to action; rouse.

Anger moved her to speak out.

verb
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To arouse the emotions of; affect or stir.
verb
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To cause to function.

This lever moves the elevator.

verb
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To cause to progress or advance.

Moved the project beyond conventional thinking.

verb
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To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure.

Moved that a vote be taken.

verb
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To make formal application to (a court, for example).
verb
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The act or an instance of moving.
noun
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A particular manner of moving.

Made some intricate moves on the dance floor.

noun
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An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
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The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.
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A participant's turn to make a play.
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To be, or be set, in motion.
verb
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To operate in a certain fixed motion; turn, revolve, etc.
verb
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To change the position of a piece.
verb
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To be put in another position.
verb
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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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(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.

verb
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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.

verb
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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.

verb
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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.

verb
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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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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.