Synonyms for (noun) movement

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: movement

Definition: the act of changing the location of something

Usage: the movement of cargo onto the vessel

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: venture

Definition: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: action, action mechanism

Definition: the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

Usage: the piano had a very stiff action


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: movement

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

Usage: the second movement is slow and melodic

Similar words: piece, piece of music, opus, musical composition, composition

Definition: a musical work that has been created

Usage: the composition is written in four movements


Synonyms: motion, movement

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

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: social group

Definition: people sharing some social relation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: optical illusion

Definition: an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression


Synonyms: bm, bowel movement, movement

Definition: a euphemism for defecation

Usage: he had a bowel movement

Similar words: defecation, shitting, laxation

Definition: the elimination of fecal waste through the anus