the act of deciding to do something
"he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
the act of changing your residence or place of business
"they say that three moves equal one fire"
motion, movement, move, motility(noun)
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"
motion, movement, move(noun)
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"
(game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
travel, go, move, locomote(verb)
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
"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"; "news travelled fast"
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, 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"
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
"He moved his hand slightly to the right"
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
go, proceed, move(verb)
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"
be active, move(verb)
be in a state of action
"she is always moving"
go or proceed from one point to another
"the debate moved from family values to the economy"
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"
affect, impress, move, strike(verb)
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
"This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)
give an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
arouse sympathy or compassion in
"Her fate moved us all"
dispose of by selling
"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
move, go, run(verb)
progress by being changed
"The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
live one's life in a specified environment
"she moves in certain circles only"
have a turn; make one's move in a game
"Can I go now?"
move, make a motion(verb)
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
(Chess, Checkers, etc.) 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.
The act of moving; a movement.
A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
The event of changing one's residence.
A change in strategy.
The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another
To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
Come on guys, let's move, there's work to do!
To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in
To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
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
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.
She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
This song moves me to dance.
To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.
That book really moved me.
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.
I move to repel the rule regarding school obligatory schoo uniform.
To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).
To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.
To apply to, as for aid.
Origin: From moven, moeven, meven, from mover and mouver, moveir, from movere, present active infinitive of moveo, from meue-. Cognate with mauti, , mouwe. More at muff.
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
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
to excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence
to arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion
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
to apply to, as for aid
to change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly
to act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter
to change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another
to change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game
the act of moving; a movement
the act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game
an act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose
MOVE or the MOVE Organization is a Philadelphia-based black liberation group founded by John Africa. MOVE was described by CNN as "a loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname Africa, advocated a "back-to-nature" lifestyle and preached against technology." In addition, MOVE members were vegans and passionate supporters of animal rights. The group lived communally and frequently engaged in public demonstrations related to issues they deemed important. Since their founding in 1972, their actions attracted the attention of the Philadelphia Police Department. A major incident occurred in 1978, when the police raided their Powelton Village home. This raid resulted in the death of one police officer and the imprisonment of nine group members, now known as "The MOVE 9." After this, the group relocated further west to a house at 6221 Osage Ave. In 1985, the group made national news when police dropped a bomb on the Osage house from a helicopter in an attempt to end an armed impasse. The explosion and ensuing fire killed 11 people, including five children and the group's leader, John Africa. Only two occupants survived, Ramona, an adult and Birdie, a child. In addition, 65 homes were destroyed as the entire block burned.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mōōv, 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. movēre, to move.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #842
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Written Corpus Frequency: #373
Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Nouns Frequency: #568
Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Verbs Frequency: #53
The numerical value of move in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of move in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body.
Move at a snail's pace or walk with the speed of a turtle or run like a rabbit! Just move; forget about the speed and just move ahead!
The whole world is in constant motion. The earth moves, the clouds move, the waves move and we too must move. Move and reach the destination of your choice.
However tired you are, whatever the distance is, move to your target! Even if you move as slow as a snail, you will reach there! Move! Either fast or slow, just move!
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Translations for move
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تحلحل, حرك, تحرك, انتقلArabic
- пераязджа́ць, перае́хацьBelarusian
- mudament, traslladar, moure, emocionar, mudar, mudançaCatalan, Valencian
- hýbat, dojímat, pohnout, tah, hýbat se, stěhování, pohyb, stěhovat, podat, dojmoutCzech
- flytte, fremsætte forslag om, tilskynde, sætte i bevægelse, bevæge sig, træk, bevæge, skridt, flytte sig, flytning, bevægelse, trække, foreslåDanish
- umziehen, rühren, Spielzug, Umzug, bewegen, Zug, BewegungGerman
- κινώ, κίνηση, μετακίνηση, συγκινώ, προτρέπω, μετακομίζω, μετακόμισηGreek
- translokiĝi, moviĝiEsperanto
- mover, mudanza, emocionar, trasladar, moverse, conmover, mudarSpanish
- käik, käima, liikuma, kolimaEstonian
- کوچیدن, جنبش, جنبیدن, حرکت کردنPersian
- liikuttaa, liikahtaa, liikahdus, siirtyä, siirto, esittää, siirtää, muutto, ehdottaa, muuttaa, askel, liike, innostaa, liikkuaFinnish
- flyta, flyta segFaroese
- émouvoir, bouger, mouvement, déménagement, mouvoir, coup, déménager, se déplacer, déplacerFrench
- gluais, imrich, gluasadScottish Gaelic
- emocionar, mover, mudar, trasladarGalician
- gleash, scughManx
- מהלך, [[עבר]] [[דירה]], נע, רגש, מהלך בשחמט, תְּנוּעָה, הזיז, הניע לפעולה, הפעיל, מעבר דירה, הניע, פעולה, פעל, זזHebrew
- elköltözködik, jár, meghat, elhurcolkodik, mozog, megindít, mozgat, költözik, költözködikHungarian
- շարժել, շարժվել, տեղափոխվել, քայլArmenian
- movar, des-plas-izarIdo
- leggja, flytja, til, snerta, búferlum, færa, keyra, flytjastIcelandic
- trasloco, spostare, movimento, traslocare, raccomandare, agire, emozionare, cambio, smuoversi, darsi una mossa, persuadere, mossa, cambiamento, trasportare, muoversi, trasferire, passo, muovere, prodigarsi, trasferirsi, proporreItalian
- 移動させる, 動かす, 引っ越し, 動く, 手, 転居, 引っ越す, 動きJapanese
- ផ្លាស់ទី, ផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ, គ្រវី, ផ្លាស់ផ្ទះ, ធ្វើចលនា, អនុវត្ត, ស្នើសុំKhmer
- 움직이다, 이동시키다, 이사하다Korean
- جولاندن, بار کردنKurdish
- bougéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kustināt, pārvietotLatvian
- mū, mōtiniMāori
- alih, اليهMalay
- လှုပ်ရှား, ကူးပြောင်းBurmese
- verhuizing, stap, aangrijpen, verplaatsen, verroeren, beweging, roeren, verhuizen, beurt, bewegen, aanzetten, stappen ondernemen, zich bewegen, ontroeren, aansporen, maatregelen treffen, voorstellen, zich verplaatsen, zet, maatregel, drijven, verroering, verzetten, ontzettenDutch
- røre, trekk, bevegelse, handle, flytte, flyttingNorwegian
- mòver, mòureOccitan
- przeprowadzać się, ruszać, poruszaćPolish
- mudança, agir, emocionar, propor, trasladar, mover, levar a, mexida, mudar, movimento, comoverPortuguese
- midar, moverRomansh
- actiona, mișca, emoționa, mutare, recomanda, muta, propune, mișcare, însuflețiRomanian
- переезжать, ходить, ход, перемещать, двигать, переезд, переселение, переехать, движение, двигатьсяRussian
- moghere, moere, movere, mofereSardinian
- flytta, föreslå, röra på sig, flytta på sig, rörelse, röra, flytta sig, flytt, drag, röra sigSwedish
- ఆడు, కదులుTelugu
- hamle, taşınmakTurkish
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