move: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mv), [key]
— v., n. moved, mov•ing,
- 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 motion, 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.
- to change from one place or position to another.
- to set or keep in motion.
- 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 fol. 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.).
- to begin to occupy a place in which to live or work.
- The company has not yet moved in on the consumer market.
- to approach or make advances toward usurping another's success, authority, position, or the like.
- to take aggressive steps to control or possess:The company has not yet moved in on the consumer market.
- to approach or attack as a military target: The army is moving on the capital itself.
- 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.
- to change or cause to change to another position, esp. to make room for another: to make space by moving over.
- to advance to a higher level.
- an act or instance of moving; movement.
- 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.
- We'd better get a move on before it rains.
- to begin; act:We'd better get a move on before it rains.
- to hurry; hasten.
- to act, esp. to assert oneself at an opportune time.
- on the move from morning till night.
- busy; active:on the move from morning till night.
- going from place to place:Infantry units have been on the move all day.
- advancing; progressing:an industry on the move.
- to make sexual advances toward.
- move (Thesaurus)