What does move mean?

Definitions for move
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word move.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. movenoun

    the act of deciding to do something

    "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"

  2. move, relocationnoun

    the act of changing your residence or place of business

    "they say that three moves equal one fire"

  3. motion, movement, move, motilitynoun

    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"

  4. motion, movement, movenoun

    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"

  5. moveverb

    (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

  6. travel, go, move, locomoteverb

    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"

  7. move, displaceverb

    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"

  8. moveverb

    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

    "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

  9. moveverb

    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

    "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

  10. go, proceed, moveverb

    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"

  11. be active, moveverb

    be in a state of action

    "she is always moving"

  12. moveverb

    go or proceed from one point to another

    "the debate moved from family values to the economy"

  13. act, moveverb

    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"

  14. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  15. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

  16. moveverb

    arouse sympathy or compassion in

    "Her fate moved us all"

  17. moveverb

    dispose of by selling

    "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"

  18. move, go, runverb

    progress by being changed

    "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

  19. moveverb

    live one's life in a specified environment

    "she moves in certain circles only"

  20. move, goverb

    have a turn; make one's move in a game

    "Can I go now?"

  21. move, make a motionverb

    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

GCIDE

  1. Movenoun

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. movenoun

    The act of moving; a movement.

    A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. movenoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. movenoun

    A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. movenoun

    The event of changing one's residence.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. movenoun

    A change in strategy.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. movenoun

    The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. moveverb

    To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another

    Etymology: 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.

  8. moveverb

    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!

    Etymology: 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.

  9. moveverb

    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

    Etymology: 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.

  10. moveverb

    To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. moveverb

    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

    Etymology: 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.

  12. moveverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  13. moveverb

    To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

    This song moves me to dance.

    Etymology: 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.

  14. moveverb

    To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.

    That book really moved me.

    Etymology: 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.

  15. moveverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  16. moveverb

    To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).

    Etymology: 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.

  17. moveverb

    To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.

    Etymology: 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.

  18. moveverb

    To apply to, as for aid.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moveverb

    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

  2. Moveverb

    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

  3. Moveverb

    to excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence

  4. Moveverb

    to arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion

  5. Moveverb

    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

  6. Moveverb

    to apply to, as for aid

  7. Moveverb

    to change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly

  8. Moveverb

    to act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter

  9. Moveverb

    to change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another

  10. Moveverb

    to change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game

  11. Movenoun

    the act of moving; a movement

  12. Movenoun

    the act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game

  13. Movenoun

    an act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose

Freebase

  1. MOVE

    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

  1. Move

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. move

    A flow of energy.

    Energy moves in various ways and forms e.g. the movement of wind, movement of water etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  
  2. move

    To cause to function.

    Her husband was keen to move onto his own land and build a new house.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  3. move

    To change or direct energy in an energy field with divine authority, awareness and purpose.

    We know how to move energy as we know it is moving to a new level of consciousness.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 17, 2020  
  4. move

    To change position.

    They did move the aeroplane during the flight to ensure it was on a clear and balanced flight path.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  5. move

    To change the location of where we live.

    Their parents decided to move near their children to ensure they could share as much time as possible with their grandchildren.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  6. move

    To drive from a specific location to a location of choice.

    We made a move as we know the journey is easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2020  
  7. move

    To have knowledge or understanding that causes us to change our perception.

    The current manifestation did move as we moved our way of seeing it and our perception, we are so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #842

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Written Corpus Frequency: #373

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Nouns Frequency: #568

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'move' in Verbs Frequency: #53

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of move in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of move in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of move in a Sentence

  1. Buhlebenkosi Bhebhe:

    life is like a chess game, and I am but a mere pawn that against all odds moves forward in the face of any danger in the hope of one day becoming a greater than I am. like a pawn I only move forward towards my goal and do not under any circumstances go back or retreat. I aim at achieving excellence through hard work and dedication to the job at hand. even when all seems impossible and out of reach I believe that failure is not an option but a stepping stone towards achieving my dreams.

  2. Madonna:

    Losing my virginity was a career move.

  3. Ryan Schott:

    Electrons move through reality. You're not going to be able to emulate everything the electrons are doing, in software.

  4. Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter:

    I certainly don't see a lot of room to move at the moment.

  5. House Administration chairwoman:

    Despite Senate Republicans' shameful filibuster of a compromise, bipartisan bill to establish an independent commission to investigate the deadly insurrection and attack on the Capitol, the American people deserve answers. The Committee on House Administration will move forward on those matters within its jurisdiction to fulfill oversight responsibilities.

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Translations for move

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  • beweegAfrikaans
  • 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
  • bogIrish
  • 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
  • चलनाHindi
  • elköltözködik, jár, meghat, elhurcolkodik, mozog, megindít, mozgat, költözik, költözködikHungarian
  • շարժել, շարժվել, տեղափոխվել, քայլArmenian
  • moverInterlingua
  • 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
  • moveoLatin
  • bougéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • koningisaLingala
  • kustināt, pārvietotLatvian
  • mū, mōtiniMāori
  • ചലിക്കുകMalayalam
  • चालनेMarathi
  • 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
  • चलतिSanskrit
  • moghere, moere, movere, mofereSardinian
  • sèlidbaSerbo-Croatian
  • flytta, föreslå, röra på sig, flytta på sig, rörelse, röra, flytta sig, flytt, drag, röra sigSwedish
  • pelekaSwahili
  • அசைTamil
  • ఆడు, కదులుTelugu
  • hamle, taşınmakTurkish
  • چلناUrdu
  • 移動Chinese

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