Definitions for movement
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word movement.
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"
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"
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
movement, social movement, frontnoun
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"
a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
"the second movement is slow and melodic"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun
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"
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movementnoun
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"
bowel movement, movement, bmnoun
a euphemism for defecation
"he had a bowel movement"
drift, trend, movementnoun
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"
the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
the act of changing the location of something
"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
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.
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.
Physical motion between points in space.
I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
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.
A large division of a larger composition.
An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
The movement on his cutter was devastating.
An act of emptying the bowels.
Etymology: From movement (modern French mouvement), from movimentum, from movere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: mouvement, French.
What farther relieves descriptions of battles, is the art of introducing pathetick circumstances about the heroes, which raise a different movement in the mind, compassion and pity. Alexander Pope, Essay on Homer.
Under workmen are expert enough at making a single wheel in a clock, but are utterly ignorant how to adjust the several parts, or regulate the movement. Jonathan Swift.
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
motion of the mind or feelings; emotion
manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement
the rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece
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
a system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch
Etymology: [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.]
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
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
A term used to express the changes of position which troops undergo in performing their evolutions.
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
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
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
Song lyrics by movement -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by movement on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'movement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #707
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'movement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1427
Rank popularity for the word 'movement' in Nouns Frequency: #216
The numerical value of movement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of movement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I am also urging those in other campaigns who seem to think it is better to wait until the prime minister comes back from his renegotiation ... that this is a terrible mistake, that we are giving the prime minister a big head start in this and that is the wrong approach, the whole Eurosceptic movement needs to do two things: 1) get cracking, and 2) come together.
And certainly you have an anti-abortion movement that is extremely emboldened right now with its own belief that Supreme Court is going to support a lot of Supreme Court more creative measures.
What was so special today isthat people really felt part ofthis movement, it was great to see thepresident reinforce thosethemes.
Spring Airlines' operations control center analyzed the movement of the moon and the flights' routes to come up with a list of moon flights.
I wouldn't say they're the future of the movement, they're the right now.
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Translations for movement
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- movimentCatalan, Valencian
- hnutí, věta, pohybCzech
- Bewegung, SatzGerman
- κίνημα, μέρος, κίνησηGreek
- movado, moviĝoEsperanto
- gluasadScottish Gaelic
- תְנוּעָה, נידHebrew
- mouvmanHaitian Creole
- շարժ, շարժումArmenian
- 動き, ムーブメント, 運動Japanese
- حهرهکهت, جوولانهوه, بزووتنهوهKurdish
- movimaint, moviment, muvimaintRomansh
- movimentu, moghimentu, moimentu, muimentuSardinian
- premikanje, stavek, premik, gibanjeSlovene
- sats, rörelseSwedish
- cử độngVietnamese
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