What does Movement mean?

Definitions for Movement
ˈmuv məntMove·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Movement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. movement, motion(noun)

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

  4. movement, social movement, front(noun)

    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(noun)

    a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

    "the second movement is slow and melodic"

  6. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)

    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(noun)

    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(noun)

    a euphemism for defecation

    "he had a bowel movement"

  9. drift, trend, movement(noun)

    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(noun)

    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(noun)

    the act of changing the location of something

    "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

GCIDE

  1. Movement(n.)

    A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture.

  2. Movement(n.)

    Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement.

  3. Origin: [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.]

Wiktionary

  1. movement(Noun)

    Physical motion between points in space.

    I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.

  2. movement(Noun)

    For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.

  3. movement(Noun)

    The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.

  4. movement(Noun)

    A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

    The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.

  5. movement(Noun)

    A large division of a larger composition.

  6. movement(Noun)

    An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.

    Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.

  7. movement(Noun)

    The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.

    The movement on his cutter was devastating.

  8. movement(Noun)

    An act of emptying the bowels.

  9. Origin: From movement (modern French mouvement), from movimentum, from movere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Movement(noun)

    the act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement

  2. Movement(noun)

    motion of the mind or feelings; emotion

  3. Movement(noun)

    manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement

  4. Movement(noun)

    the rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece

  5. Movement(noun)

    one of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony

  6. Movement(noun)

    a system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch

  7. Origin: [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.]

Freebase

  1. Movement

    A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form. While individual or selected movements from a composition are sometimes performed separately, a performance of the complete work requires all the movements to be performed in succession. A movement is a section, "a major structural unit perceived as the result of the coincidence of relatively large numbers of structural phenomena." Often a composer attempts to interrelate the movements thematically, or sometimes in more subtle ways, in order that the individual movements exert a cumulative effect. In some forms, composers sometimes link the movements, or ask for them to be played without a pause between them.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Movement

    The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. movement

    A term used to express the changes of position which troops undergo in performing their evolutions.

Editors Contribution

  1. movement

    A group of people with a common aspiration or goal.

    The movement involved many people working together to empower change and organize power to the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  2. movement

    An action of moving.

    The movement of the ferry was balanced, gentle and steady forward, we all enjoyed.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  3. movement

    The act of a change of location.

    Their movement was from one side of the city to the other.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Movement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #707

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Movement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1427

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Movement' in Nouns Frequency: #216

How to pronounce Movement?

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How to say Movement in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Movement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Movement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Movement in a Sentence

  1. Aziz Ansari:

    I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    In no part of universe two intersecting lines are called parallel. (On the question about the alleged deep state organization of Gulen movement dubbed as "parallel organization" by prime minister Erdogan during his run for state president)

  3. Rick Meckler:

    The market has stayed in this range for a while, maybe this is the higher end of it, interest rate movement makes people nervous and when it stops rising, people kind of migrate back to stocks. It is still at a point where it represents a more attractive alternative than bonds.

  4. Samuel Turvey:

    Conservation plans must now be updated to recognize the existence of multiple giant salamander species, and movement of these animals should be prohibited to reduce the risk of disease transfer, competition and genetic hybridization.

  5. Frederick Moss:

    Understandably, there was not only the publics opinion of the Vietnam War, but there was also the civil rights movement going on, flash forward to my return, we didnt have any of that. It was a completely different experience.

Images & Illustrations of Movement

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