Definitions for movement

Definitions for (noun) movement

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: movement

Definition: the act of changing the location of something

Usage: the movement of cargo onto the vessel

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

Main entry: movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Usage: 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

Main entry: movement

Definition: the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)

Usage: it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement

Main entry: trend, movement, drift

Definition: a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

Usage: not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book; a broad movement of the electorate to the right

Main entry: movement

Definition: a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

Usage: the second movement is slow and melodic

Main entry: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Main entry: social movement, movement, front

Definition: a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

Usage: he was a charter member of the movement; politicians have to respect a mass movement; he led the national liberation front

Main entry: apparent motion, apparent movement, motion, movement

Definition: an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

Usage: the cinema relies on apparent motion; the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Main entry: bm, bowel movement, movement

Definition: a euphemism for defecation

Usage: he had a bowel movement

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