Definitions for move

Definitions for (noun) move

Main entry: move

Definition: the act of deciding to do something

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

Main entry: move

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

Main entry: move, relocation

Definition: the act of changing your residence or place of business

Usage: they say that three moves equal one fire

Main entry: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: 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

Main entry: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Definitions for (verb) move

Main entry: move, be active

Definition: be in a state of action

Usage: she is always moving

Main entry: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy

Main entry: run, move, go

Definition: progress by being changed

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

Main entry: make a motion, move

Definition: propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Main entry: go, move

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

Usage: Can I go now?

Main entry: prompt, propel, incite, motivate, move, actuate

Definition: give an incentive for action

Usage: This moved me to sacrifice my career

Main entry: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd

Main entry: move

Definition: arouse sympathy or compassion in

Usage: Her fate moved us all

Main entry: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Main entry: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: 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

Main entry: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Main entry: move

Definition: change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

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

Main entry: move

Definition: dispose of by selling

Usage: The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers

Main entry: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: 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

Main entry: proceed, move, go

Definition: follow a procedure or take a course

Usage: 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

Main entry: move

Definition: live one's life in a specified environment

Usage: she moves in certain circles only

Visual thesaurus for move