Definitions of move

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

Usage examples for move

  1. And I saw something move. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  2. Move on with your regiment. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  3. She seemed not to move at all. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. The rest move round and round every day. – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  5. 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
  6. " Very well, we'll move over. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  7. If I find exactly what I want, I may move. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  8. But you need not move yet - rest while you can." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  9. Well then, move them. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. I must move about and see something." – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  11. Hope to move out from here to- morrow. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  12. 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
  13. Well, then, why doesn't he get a move on? – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  14. Why should he move to please such a fellow! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  15. Archie did not move. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  16. 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
  17. He was wondering whether Hawke would ever move. – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  18. I can't move my head. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  19. The boat began to move. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  20. I can't see very well from here, so I'm going to move along a bit. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable