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Definitions of move

  1.   the act of changing your residence or place of business; " they say that three moves equal one fire"
  2.   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"
  3.   change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; " We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; " The basketball player moved from one team to another"
  4.   have a turn; make one's move in a game; " Can I go now?"
  5.   ( game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
  6.   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.
  7.   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"
  8.   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.
  9.   dispose of by selling; " The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
  10.   be in a state of action; " she is always moving"
  11.   The act of moving; movement.
  12.   arouse sympathy or compassion in; " Her fate moved us all"
  13.   To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  14.   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.
  15.   To make progress.
  16.   move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; " He moved his hand slightly to the right"
  17.   To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
  18.   give an incentive for action; " This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  19.   To apply to, as for aid.
  20.   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"
  21.   The act of moving; a movement.
  22.   the act of deciding to do something; " he didn't make a move to help"; " his first move was to hire a lawyer"
  23.   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"
  24.   ( games) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
  25.   have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; " This child impressed me as unusually mature"; " This behavior struck me as odd"
  26.   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.
  27.   To change place; act; make a proposal.
  28.   To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  29.   The act of moving: a movement, esp. at chess.
  30.   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.
  31.   The act of moving; right to move; a movement; step.
  32.   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"
  33.   propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
  34.   MOVER.
  35.   live one's life in a specified environment; " she moves in certain circles only"
  36.   To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  37.   To put in motion; cause to change place; excite to action or feeling; to propose to an assembly.
  38.   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.
  39.   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.
  40.   progress by being changed; " The speech has to go through several more drafts"; " run through your presentation before the meeting"
  41.   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.
  42.   To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  43.   The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game.
  44.   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".
  45.   To change or cause to change place; act; stir; affect; propose; make a motion; pass; go.
  46.   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.
  47.   go or proceed from one point to another; " the debate moved from family values to the economy"
  48.   To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  49.   To take action.
  50.   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"
  51.   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.
  52.   Act of moving.
  53.   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"
  54.   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.
  55.   An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.

Antonyms for move

cessation, anticipate, sojourn, live, bring up, drop, watch, lapse, dragoon, reside, confront, endure, lodge, expiration, dwell, discontinuance, turn off, deactivate, hang around, bear, expect, stop, throw down, termination, stay in place, fetch up, motionlessness, repose, act up, bide, coerce, shutdown, pause, sandbag, fall under, misbehave, ending, compel, finish, inertia, shutoff, let go, shut off, oblige, await, stay put, stick, stick around, wait, blackjack, rest, stand still, stillness, continue, stay, give up, stall, obligate, pull up, surcease, stoppage, tolerate, tarry, forbear, carry on, refrain, inertness, act out, halt, inhabit, shake off, remain, immobility, throw off, draw up, constrain, make, abide.

Quotes of move

  1. I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches. – Arthur Ashe
  2. In the best farce to -day we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending. – George P. Baker
  3. Whenever you move I think you lose your history. – Calista Flockhart
  4. I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can- that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style. – James Gunn
  5. Nowadays they either want to move the film to Canada or in some cases they go to Prague or Romania or they want to keep 'em down in L. A. – Philip Kaufman
  6. We do recognise the need to move towards the publication of information showing the progress made by pupils from one stage of their education to another. – Estelle Morris
  7. My parents were determined to move into the middle class. – Martin Lewis Perl
  8. The principal rule of art is to please and to move All the other rules were created to achieve this first one. – Jean Racine
  9. The manager of a team is like a stagecoach, he can't move unless he has the horses. – Pete Rose
  10. If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains. – Diana Ross
  11. It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles. – Nathalie Sarraute
  12. My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law. – Jerry Seinfeld
  13. Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that. – Donna Summer
  14. I had a wonderful time with the Stones but after 31 years, I thought it was time to move on. – Bill Wyman
  15. I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent. – Philip Zimbardo

Usage examples for move

  1. Move on with your regiment. ” – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Hope to move out from here to- morrow. ” – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  3. Well, then, why doesn't he get a move on? ” – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  4. Why should he move to please such a fellow! ” – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  5. Well then, move them. ” – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  6. “ I must move about and see something." ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  7. Archie did not move – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  8. But you need not move yet - rest while you can." ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  9. “ I can't move my head. ” – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  10. The time seemed so long, so very long, she began to fear that the train would move on and carry her with it. ” – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  11. If I find exactly what I want, I may move – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  12. The rest move round and round every day. ” – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  13. In him you live and move and have your being. ” – An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies, Established in New South Wales and Norfolk Island. by Richard Johnson
  14. “ " Very well, we'll move over. ” – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  15. “ I can't see very well from here, so I'm going to move along a bit. ” – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  16. She seemed not to move at all. ” – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  17. And I saw something move – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  18. He was wondering whether Hawke would ever move – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  19. The boat began to move – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  20. The more acute angle the cutting edges form one to the other, or in other words, the longer the cutting edges are in a drill of a given diameter, the more readily the drill will move over if one side of the recess be cut out as in Fig. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose

Idioms for move