Synonyms of movement


1. motion, movement, move, motility, change

usage: 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"

2. motion, movement, move, change

usage: 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"

3. movement, motion, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

4. movement, social movement, front, social group

usage: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"

5. movement, musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music

usage: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"

6. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, venture

usage: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

7. apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movement, optical illusion

usage: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

8. bowel movement, movement, bm, defecation, laxation, shitting

usage: a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"

9. drift, trend, movement, inclination, disposition, tendency

usage: a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

10. movement, action, action mechanism

usage: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

11. movement, change

usage: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

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Definition and meaning of movement (Dictionary)