verb (used without object), moved, moving.
to pass from one place or position to another.
to go from one place of residence to another:
They moved from Tennessee to Texas.
to advance or progress:
The red racing car moved into the lead.
to have a regular , as an implement or a machine; turn; revolve.
to sell or be sold:
That new model is moving well.
to start off or leave:
It’s time to be moving.
to transfer a piece in a game, as chess or checkers.
(of the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces; evacuate.
to be active in a particular sphere:
to move in musical society.
to take action; proceed.
to make a formal request, application, or proposal:
to move for a new trial.
verb (used with object), moved, moving.
to change from one place or position to another.
to set or keep in .
to prompt, actuate, or impel to some action:
What moved you to do this?
to arouse or excite the feelings or passions of; affect with emotion (usually followed by to):
to move someone to anger.
to affect with tender or compassionate emotion; touch:
The tale of tragedy moved her.
to transfer (a piece in a game) from one position to another.
to dispose of (goods) by sale.
to cause (the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces.
to propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly.
to submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.).
an act or instance of moving; .
a change of location or residence.
an action toward an objective or goal; step:
a move toward a higher tax.
(in chess, checkers, etc.) a player’s right or turn to make a play.
a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport.
move in, to begin to occupy a place in which to live or work.
move in on, Informal.
move on, to approach or attack as a military target:
The army is moving on the capital itself.
move out, to leave a place in order to start or continue a planned march, maneuver, journey, etc.:
The troops will move out of the encampment at dawn.
move over, to change or cause to change to another position, especially to make room for another:
to make space by moving over.
move up, to advance to a higher level.
get a move on, Informal.
make one’s move, Informal. to act, especially to assert oneself at an opportune time.
on the move,
put moves on, Slang. to make sexual advances toward.
Also, make a move on.
to go or take from one place to another; change in location or position
(usually intransitive) to change (one’s dwelling, place of business, etc)
to be or cause to be in motion; stir
(intransitive) (of machines, etc) to work or operate
(transitive) to cause (to do something); prompt
(intransitive) to begin to act: move soon or we’ll lose the order
(intransitive) to associate oneself with a specified social circle: to move in exalted spheres
(intransitive) to make progress
(transitive) to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in; touch
(in board games) to change the position of (a piece) or (of a piece) to change position
(intransitive) (of merchandise) to be disposed of by being bought
when tr, often takes a clause as object; when intr, often foll by for. to suggest (a proposal) formally, as in debating or parliamentary procedure
(intransitive; usually foll by on or along) to go away or to another place; leave
to cause (the bowels) to evacuate or (of the bowels) to be evacuated
(intransitive) (informal) to be exciting or active: the party started moving at twelve
move heaven and earth, to take every step possible (to achieve something)
the act of moving; movement
one of a sequence of actions, usually part of a plan; manoeuvre
the act of moving one’s residence, place of business, etc
(in board games)
(informal) get a move on
(usually used with a negative) (informal) make a move, to take even the slightest action: don’t make a move without phoning me
make one’s move, to commit oneself to a position or course of action
on the move
late 13c., from Anglo-French mover, Old French movoir “to move, get moving, set out; set in motion; introduce” (Modern French mouvoir), from Latin movere “move, set in motion; remove; disturb” (past participle motus, frequentative motare), from PIE root *meue- “to push away” (cf. Sanskrit kama-muta “moved by love” and probably mivati “pushes, moves;” Lithuanian mauti “push on;” Greek ameusasthai “to surpass,” amyno “push away”).
Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning “to affect with emotion” is from c.1300; that of “to prompt or impel toward some action” is from late 14c. Sense of “to change one’s place of residence” is from 1707. Meaning “to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.,” is first attested mid-15c. Related: Moved; moving.
mid-15c., “proposal,” from move (v.). From 1650s in the gaming sense. Meaning “act of moving” is from 1827. Phrase on the move “in the process of going from one place to another” is from 1796; get a move on “hurry up” is Americal English colloquial from 1888 (also, and perhaps originally, get a move on you).
make one’s move, put a move on someone
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[moov-in] /ˈmuvˌɪn/ noun, Informal. 1. an act or instance of occupying a living or working place: The offices will be ready for move-in soon.
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[moov-lis] /ˈmuv lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking movement: the still night with its moveless branches.
[moov-muh nt] /ˈmuv mənt/ noun 1. the act, process, or result of moving. 2. a particular manner or style of moving. 3. Usually, movements. actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons. 4. Military, Naval. a change of position or location of troops or ships. 5. abundance of events or incidents. […]