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Definitions of move

  1. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be in a state of action; "she is always moving" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. change location; move, travel, or proceed; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect";"The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the act of changing your location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (games) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To apply to, as for aid. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The act of moving; a movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To cause to change place or position in any way; set in action; rouse to action; influence; to stir the feelings of; propose formally, as in a meeting, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. To change place or position; go from place to place; change posture slightly; to begin to act; take action; change the place where one lives; in chess or checkers, to change the place of a piece. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. The act of changing place or position; change of position; in chess or checkers, the right or turn to change the place of a piece; an act in carrying out a plan; scheme. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. To cause to change place or posture: to set in motion: to impel: to excite to action: to persuade: to instigate: to arouse: to provoke: to touch the feelings of: to propose or bring before an assembly: to recommend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. To go from one place to another: to change place or posture: to walk: to change residence: to make a motion as in an assembly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. The act of moving: a movement, esp. at chess. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. MOVER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Act of moving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. To change place; act; make a proposal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. To put in motion; cause to change place; excite to action or feeling; to propose to an assembly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. To make progress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. To change or cause to change place; act; stir; affect; propose; make a motion; pass; go. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. To take action. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. The act of moving; movement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. The act of moving; right to move; a movement; step. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. To carry, convey, or draw from one place to another; to excite into action; to agitate or rouse; to affect; to prevail on; to excite tenderness or pity; to irritate; to excite to tumult; to influence; to propose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. To change place or posture; to stir; to have action, or the power of action; to walk; to change residence; to take action; to propose something for consideration and determination. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. To carry or convey from one place to another; to pass from one place to another; to walk; to change the posture of the body or the position of a part; to put into motion; to arouse; to provoke; to affect; to agitate; to prevail on; to persuade; to touch pathetically; to walk or march; to change a residence; to propose or bring forward for consideration or acceptance; to have vital action-as, "in Him we live, and move, and have our being". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. The act of transferring from one place or spot to another, as in chess or draughts; a movement; in familiar language, a scheme; an artifice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  56. . To make an application to a court for a rule or order. 2. To propose a resolution, or recommend action in a deliberative body. 3. To pass over; to be transferred; as when the consideration of a contract is said to "move" from one party to the other. 4. To occasion; to contribute to; to tend or lead to. The forewheel of a wagon was said "to move to the death of a man." Sayer, 249. thelawdictionary.org
  57. To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king. dictgcide_fs
  58. The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move. dictgcide_fs
  59. m[=oo]v, v.t. to cause to change place or posture: to set in motion: to impel: to excite to action: to persuade: to instigate: to arouse: to provoke: to touch the feelings of: to propose or bring before an assembly: to recommend.--v.i. to go from one place to another: to change place or posture: to walk, to carry one's self: to change residence: to make a motion as in an assembly: to bow or salute on meeting.--n. the act of moving: a proceeding or step: a movement, esp. at chess.--adj. MOVE'LESS, immovable.--ns. MOVE'MENT, act or manner of moving: change of position: motion of the mind, emotion: a series of incidents moving continuously towards one end: particular arrangement of the moving parts in a mechanism, esp. the wheelwork of a clock or watch: (mil.) a strategic change of position: (mus.) melodic progression, accentual character, tempo or pace; MOV'ER.--adj. MOV'ING, causing motion: changing position: affecting the feelings: pathetic.--adv. MOV'INGLY.--KNOW A MOVE OR TWO, to be sharp or knowing; ON THE MOVE, changing or about to change one's place. [O. Fr. movoir (Fr. mouvoir)--L. mov[=e]re, to move.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  60. Moving of a piece in chess& other games; player\'s turn to do this; device, step taken to secure object; on the m., moving about; make a m., go, esp. rise& go from dinner-table &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. Change position of; change position of (piece) in chess &c.; put, keep, in motion, shake, stir; m. heaven& earth, make every effort (to do); change posture of (one\'s body, limbs, &c.); cause (bowels) to act; provoke (laughter, anger, &c., in person, person to these); affect (person) with (usu. tender) emotion, whence moving a., movingly adv.; prompt, incline, (person to action, to do); the spirit (orig. in Quaker use, =Holy Spirit) moves me, I feel inclined (to do); make formal application to (court &c. for); propose (question, resolution, that thing be done) in deliberative assembly; go, pass, (about, away, &c.) from place to place; make progress, as the work moves slowly; make a move at chess &c.; change one\'s abode; m. about, do this often; m. in, take possession of new abode; m. on (policeman\'s order to person who stands too long in one place), (trans.) cause person to m. on by giving this order; (of person or part of body) change posture; (of inanimate things) suffer change of position; (of bowels) be moved; make request or application (for); take action, proceed, (in matter). Hence moveless a. (rare). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. get a m. on (slang), hurry up, bestir oneself. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. n. Act of moving; a movement;- specifically, the act of moving one of the pieces used in playing chess. Cabinet Dictionary

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