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move - Dictionary definition and meaning for word move

Definition
(noun) the act of deciding to do something
Example Sentence
  • he didn't make a move to help
  • his first move was to hire a lawyer

Definition
(noun) the act of changing your residence or place of business
Synonyms : relocation
Example Sentence
  • they say that three moves equal one fire

Definition
(noun) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
Synonyms : motility , motion , movement
Example Sentence
  • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
  • movement is a sign of life
  • an impatient move of his hand
  • gastrointestinal motility

Definition
(noun) the act of changing location from one place to another
Synonyms : motion , movement
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
Definition
(verb) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
Synonyms : go , locomote , travel
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Synonyms : displace
Example Sentence
  • Move those boxes into the corner, please
  • I'm moving my money to another bank
  • The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Definition
(verb) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Example Sentence
  • He moved his hand slightly to the right

Definition
(verb) change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
Example Sentence
  • We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
  • The basketball player moved from one team to another

Definition
(verb) follow a procedure or take a course
Synonyms : go , proceed
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) be in a state of action
Synonyms : be active
Example Sentence
  • she is always moving

Definition
(verb) go or proceed from one point to another
Example Sentence
  • the debate moved from family values to the economy

Definition
(verb) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Synonyms : act
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Synonyms : affect , impress , strike
Example Sentence
  • This child impressed me as unusually mature
  • This behavior struck me as odd

Definition
(verb) give an incentive for action
Synonyms : actuate , incite , motivate , prompt , propel
Example Sentence
  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Definition
(verb) arouse sympathy or compassion in
Example Sentence
  • Her fate moved us all

Definition
(verb) dispose of by selling
Example Sentence
  • The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers

Definition
(verb) progress by being changed
Synonyms : go , run
Example Sentence
  • The speech has to go through several more drafts
  • run through your presentation before the meeting

Definition
(verb) live one's life in a specified environment
Example Sentence
  • she moves in certain circles only

Definition
(verb) have a turn; make one's move in a game
Synonyms : go
Example Sentence
  • Can I go now?

Definition
(verb) propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
Synonyms : make a motion

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