[moov-muh nt] /ˈmuv mənt/
the act, process, or result of moving.
a particular manner or style of moving.
Usually, movements. actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons.
Military, Naval. a change of position or location of troops or ships.
abundance of events or incidents.
rapid progress of events.
the progress of events, as in a narrative or drama.
Fine Arts. the suggestion of motion in a work of art, either by represented gesture in figurative painting or sculpture or by the relationship of structural elements in a design or composition.
a progressive development of ideas toward a particular conclusion:
the movement of his thought.
a series of actions or activities intended or tending toward a particular end:
the movement toward universal suffrage.
the course, tendency, or trend of affairs in a particular field.
a diffusely organized or heterogeneous group of people or organizations tending toward or favoring a generalized common goal:
the antislavery movement; the realistic movement in art.
the price change in the market of some commodity or security:
an upward movement in the price of butter.
the working parts or a distinct portion of the working parts of a mechanism, as of a watch.
Prosody. rhythmical structure or character.
the manner of moving
a trend or tendency in a particular sphere
the driving and regulating mechanism of a watch or clock
(often pl) a person’s location and activities during a specific time
(music) a principal self-contained section of a symphony, sonata, etc, usually having its own structure
tempo or pace, as in music or literature
(fine arts) the appearance of motion in painting, sculpture, etc
(prosody) the rhythmic structure of verse
a positional change by one or a number of military units
a change in the market price of a security or commodity
late 14c., from Old French movement “movement, exercise; start, instigation” (Modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (see move (v.)). In the musical sense of “major division of a piece” it is attested from 1776; in the political/social sense, from 1828. Related: Movements.
movement move·ment (mōōv’mənt)
In music, a self-contained division of a long work; each movement usually has its own tempo. A long, undivided composition is said to be in one movement.
[koun-ter-uh-fen-siv, koun-ter-uh-fen-] /ˌkaʊn tər əˈfɛn sɪv, ˈkaʊn tər əˌfɛn-/ noun, Military. 1. an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force. /ˈkaʊntərəˌfɛnsɪv/ noun 1. a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy
[koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er, koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɔ fər, -ˈɒf ər, ˈkaʊn tərˌɔ fər, -ˌɒf ər/ noun 1. an or proposal made to offset or substitute for an earlier made by another. /ˈkaʊntərˌɒfə/ noun 1. a response to a bid in which a seller amends his original offer, making it more favourable to the buyer n. 1788, […]
counteropening coun·ter·o·pen·ing (koun’tər-ō’pə-nĭng) n. A second opening made at the lowest part of an abscess or other fluid-containing cavity to assist in drainage. Also called contra-aperture, counterpuncture.
[koun-ter-peyn] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpeɪn/ noun, Older Use. 1. a quilt or coverlet for a bed; bedspread. /ˈkaʊntəˌpeɪn/ noun 1. another word for bedspread n. “outer covering of a bed,” c.1600, alteration of earlier counterpoynte (mid-15c.; see counterpoint) on model of Middle French pan, Latin pannus “cloth” (see pane).