What does Moving mean?

Definitions for Moving
ˈmu vɪŋmov·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. movingadjective

    in motion

    "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"

  2. movingadjective

    arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

    "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne

  3. movingadjective

    used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion

    "Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'"


  1. movingnoun

    The relocation of goods

  2. movingnoun

    A causing of a movement

    The rats' movings are willed movements.

  3. movingadjective

    (no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.

    moving pictures

  4. movingadjective

    That causes someone to feel emotion.

    a moving story

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Movingparticipial adj.

    Pathetick; touching; adapted to affect the passions.

    Etymology: from move.

    Great Jupiter,
    The moving pray’r of Æacus did grant,
    And into men and women turn’d the ant. Richard Blackmore.


  1. Moving

    Moving is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Kate Bush for her debut album, The Kick Inside (1978). It was released as a single only in Japan on 6 February 1978 by EMI Music Japan reaching number 1. Written by Bush and produced by Andrew Powell, the song is a tribute to Lindsay Kemp, her mime teacher. "Moving" opens with a whale song sampled from Songs of the Humpback Whale, an LP including recordings of whale vocalizations made by Dr. Roger S. Payne. Bush performed "Moving" at Tokyo Music Festival, also performed "Moving" on BBC's Saturday Nights at the Mill, on a Dutch TV show about Efteling park and on her first tour, The Tour of Life (1979).


  1. moving

    Moving can refer to the act of changing one's physical location or position from one place to another. It often involves the process of transporting personal belongings, furniture, or other goods to a new residence or destination. Moving can occur on various scales, such as within a local area, between cities or countries, and can be temporary or permanent. It commonly involves planning, packing, loading, transportation, unloading, and unpacking of belongings. Moving can be undertaken for various reasons, including relocation due to work, personal circumstances, or lifestyle changes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moving

    of Move

  2. Movingadjective

    changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power

  3. Movingadjective

    exciting movement of the mind; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal

  4. Movingnoun

    the act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business


  1. Moving

    Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his family cross-country. Other notable appearances in the film include Randy Quaid as an annoying neighbor, Dana Carvey as a man with multiple personalities hired to drive Pryor's car, musician Morris Day, and WWF wrestler King Kong Bundy as a monstrous mover. The movie is also the film debut of Stacey Dash, as Arlo's daughter Casey.

Editors Contribution

  1. movingverb

    Verb form of the word move.

    There were moving towards engagement and marriage as it just felt natural, real and amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Moving' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1225

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Moving' in Written Corpus Frequency: #838

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moving in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Moving in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Today it must have been seen that the share price neither moving either ways up or down . For past 1 -2 hrs a share price Rs.70 is moving in the range of Rs.70.20- Rs.69.95. How is it possible if price moves with people's investment

  2. Admiral Michael Rogers:

    I'd like to see if we can create something equivalent to the maritime world in the cyber world that enables us to keep moving information, keep moving commerce, keep moving ideas on a global basis, can we create a 'global commons', so to speak, that enables open, reliable, safe and resilient communications, a flow of information and ideas?

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it !

  4. Van Dyke:

    Moving! Never stop moving, exercise no matter what age. I have a book out called ‘Keep Moving,’ and it is for people like me.

  5. Fran DeWine:

    Here is the truth : With or without a test, the virus is here. It lives among us... We must be at war with it, this enemy is dangerous, it is relentless, and it is using us as its host.... We do have it within our ability to fight back. When you stop moving, when I stop moving, it stops moving. It can't reach someone else.

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