Definition of Move

1. Noun. The act of deciding to do something. "His first move was to hire a lawyer"




2. Verb. Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically. "They move in the countryside"; "News travelled fast"
Exact synonyms: Go, Locomote, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Circulate, Go Around, Spread, Carry, Ease, Whish, Float, Swap, Seek, Whine, Fly, Ride, Come, Ghost, Betake Oneself, Overfly, Pass Over, Travel, Wend, Do, Raft, Get About, Get Around, Repair, Resort, Cruise, Journey, Travel, Come, Come Up, Round, Trundle, Push, Travel Purposefully, Swing, Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Roll, Rove, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander, Take The Air, Walk, Meander, Thread, Wander, Weave, Wind, Forge, Spirt, Spurt, Crawl, Creep, Scramble, Slide, Slither, Roll, Wheel, Glide, Bounce, Jounce, Breeze, Be Adrift, Blow, Drift, Float, Play, Float, Swim, Swim, Walk, Move Around, Turn, Circle, Slice Into, Slice Through, Drift, Err, Stray, Run, Step, Drive, Motor, Automobile, Ski, Fly, Wing, Steam, Steamer, Tram, Taxi, Ferry, Caravan, Ride, Sit, Prance, Swim, Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise, Ascend, Go Up, Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down, Fall, Crank, Zigzag, Follow, Travel Along, Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress, Draw Back, Move Back, Pull Away, Pull Back, Recede, Retire, Retreat, Withdraw, Retrograde, Continue, Go Forward, Proceed, Back, Pan, Follow, Lead, Precede, Follow, Pursue, Return, Derail, Jump, Flock, Accompany, Billow, Circulate, Circle, Circulate, Angle, Go Across, Go Through, Pass, Go By, Go Past, Pass, Pass By, Surpass, Travel By, Hurry, Speed, Travel Rapidly, Zip, Speed, Zoom, Drive, Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It, Shack, Trail, Shuttle, Hiss, Whoosh, Whisk, Career, Circuit, Lance, Go Around, Outflank, Propagate, Draw, Change, Transfer, Swash, Pace, Step, Tread, Step, Hurtle, Retreat, Whistle, Island Hop, Plough, Plow, Lurch, Sift, Fall, Drag, Run, Bang, Precess, Move Around, Travel, Ride, Snowshoe, Beetle
Related verbs: Displace
Also: Go Around, Go By, Go By, Go Down, Go Down, Go Down, Go Off, Go On, Go On, Go Out, Go Under, Go Up, Go Up, Move Back, Move On, Move Out
Derivative terms: Locomotion, Locomotion, Locomotive, Motion, Movement, Movement, Mover, Travel, Travel, Traveler, Traveller
Antonyms: Stay In Place

3. Noun. The act of changing your residence or place of business. "They say that three moves equal one fire"
Exact synonyms: Relocation
Specialized synonyms: Flit, Overspill
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Relocate, Relocate

4. Verb. Cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense. "They move the car down the avenue"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
Exact synonyms: Displace
Specialized synonyms: Circulate, Mobilise, Mobilize, Relocate, Dislocate, Luxate, Slip, Splay, Translate, Place, Post, Send, Station, Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex, Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport, Funnel, Brandish, Flourish, Wave, Draw, Force, Pull, Carry, Transport, Tug, Disarrange, Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set, Engage, Lock, Mesh, Operate, Impel, Propel, Launch, Set In Motion, Roll, Twine, Wind, Wrap, Unroll, Unwind, Wind Off, Force, Squeeze, Wedge, Work, Disgorge, Shed, Spill, Slop, Spill, Splatter, Unseat, Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate, Deracinate, Extirpate, Root Out, Uproot, Depress, Press Down, Lift, Flick, Riffle, Ruffle, Work, Take Back, Center, Centre, Pump, Scan, Bump Around, Jar, Shake Up, Dandle, Revolve, Roll, Force, Push, Rock, Sway, Fluctuate, Pulse, Dislodge, Reposition, Shift, Glide, Stir, Play, Bowl Over, Knock Over, Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over, Upset, Send, Ship, Transport, Direct, Send, Transport, Saltate, Bring Down, Get Down, Let Down, Lower, Take Down, Lift, Raise, Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise, Drop, Sink, Advance, Bring Forward, Chase Away, Dispel, Drive Away, Drive Off, Drive Out, Run Off, Turn Back, Shift, Transfer, Displace, Crowd, Herd, Circulate, Circulate, Distribute, Pass Around, Pass On, Drive Out, Force Out, Rouse, Rout Out, Drive, Race, Rush, Whoosh, Woosh, Pour, Slip, Bring Outside, Exteriorize, Upstage, Swing, Turn, Turn Over, Turn, Turn, Slide, Run, Whistle, Beat, Flap, Singsong, Hustle, Wash, Rake, Blow, Drag, Draw, Pull, Lateralize, Translate, Hit, Strike, Sling, Change Hands, Change Owners, Transfer, Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Related verbs: Go, Locomote, Travel
Derivative terms: Movable, Movable, Moveable, Movement, Movement, Mover, Mover

5. Noun. A change of position that does not entail a change of location. "Gastrointestinal motility"

6. Verb. Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion. "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
Specialized synonyms: Move Involuntarily, Move Reflexively, Quicken, Stretch, Stretch Out, Click, Flick, Snap, Bend, Flex, Propagate, Spread, Reach, Reach Out, Potter, Potter Around, Putter, Putter Around, Dance, Trip The Light Fantastic, Trip The Light Fantastic Toe, Drop Back, Hit The Deck, Hit The Dirt, Gravitate, Fly, Ease Up, Give, Give Way, Move Over, Yield, Cut To, Lurch, Pitch, Shift, Jar, Jolt, Duck, Bob, Wallow, Welter, Squirm, Twist, Worm, Wrestle, Wriggle, Writhe, Coggle, Wobble, Sashay, Sidle, Sidle, Sail, Sweep, Brush, Sweep, Waggle, Wamble, Chop, Reciprocate, Move Back And Forth, Nod, Beat, Pulsate, Quiver, Beat, Pound, Thump, Seesaw, Teeter, Totter, Buck, Hitch, Jerk, Cant, Cant Over, Pitch, Slant, Tilt, Careen, Shift, Tilt, Wobble, Boil, Churn, Moil, Roil, Slip, Steal, Agitate, Shake, Vibrate, Jerk, Twitch, Flip, Twitch, Click, Snap, Agitate, Budge, Shift, Stir, Arouse, Stir, Dance, Stumble, Trip, Falter, Waver, Flap, Roll, Undulate, Wave, Mill, Mill About, Mill Around, Turn, Jump, Start, Startle, Mope, Mope Around, Bestride, Climb On, Get On, Hop On, Jump On, Mount, Mount Up, Climb, Strike Out, Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring, Bolt, Get Down, Assume, Strike, Take, Take Up, Seesaw, Exit, Get Out, Go Out, Leave, Part, Separate, Split, Diverge, Lean, List, Tumble, Whirl, Whirl Around, Close, Come Together, Bustle, Bustle About, Hustle, Fidget, Dawdle, Linger, Cringe, Flinch, Funk, Quail, Recoil, Shrink, Squinch, Wince, Hurl, Hurtle, Lunge, Thrust, Swoop, Flow, Flux, Course, Feed, Flow, Run, Flurry, Streak, Heave, Crash, Thunder, Snap, Beat, Flap, Fling, Hop, Turn, Dodge, Dodge, Throw, Make Way, Dance, Grab, Cut, Close, Jump, Jump Off, Leap, Slip
Derivative terms: Motion, Movement
Also: Move Over
Antonyms: Stand Still

7. Noun. The act of changing location from one place to another. "His move put him directly in my path"

8. Verb. Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment. "Sam and Sue move"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
Specialized synonyms: Relocate, Move In, Move Out, Evacuate, Migrate, Transmigrate, Migrate
Derivative terms: Movement, Mover
Antonyms: Stay

9. Noun. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game.
Specialized synonyms: Chess Move
Category relationships: Game
Generic synonyms: Play, Turn

10. Verb. Follow a procedure or take a course. "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
Exact synonyms: Go, Proceed
Generic synonyms: Act
Specialized synonyms: Work, Embark, Venture, Steamroll, Steamroller
Derivative terms: Procedure, Proceeding, Proceedings

11. Verb. Be in a state of action. "She is always moving"
Exact synonyms: Be Active
Specialized synonyms: Bestir, Rouse
Antonyms: Rest
Derivative terms: Motion, Mover

12. Verb. Go or proceed from one point to another. "The debate moved from family values to the economy"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary
Specialized synonyms: Step, Scroll, Lapse, Pass, Sink

13. Verb. Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action). "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
Exact synonyms: Act
Specialized synonyms: Alternate, Take Turns, End Up, Fetch Up, Finish, Finish Up, Land Up, Wind Up, Festinate, Hasten, Hurry, Look Sharp, Rush, Disturb, Interrupt, React, Respond, Go Ahead, Plow Ahead, Aggress, Attack, Force, Create, Come Forward, Come Out, Come To The Fore, Step Forward, Step To The Fore, Step Up, Pay Back, Repay, Reward, Satisfice, Satisfise, Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Dispatch, Evade, Race, Use, Play It By Ear, Play, Deal, Partner, Exert, Egotrip, Reciprocate, Go, Proceed, Come Close, Perform, Dare, Make Bold, Presume, Engage, Prosecute, Pursue, Act On, Interact, Oppose, React, Take Time By The Forelock, Coact, Offer, Volunteer, Get Around To, Dally, Flirt, Play, Toy, Approach, Go About, Set About, Participate, Take Part, Misbehave, Misconduct, Misdemean, Condescend, Lower Oneself, Stoop, Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport, Behave, Comport, Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try, Court, Romance, Solicit, Woo, Court, Dare, Effect, Antagonise, Antagonize, Counteract, Anticipate, Counter, Foresee, Forestall, Prosecute, Commit, Perpetrate, Pull, Rampage, Contend, Cope, Deal, Get By, Grapple, Make Do, Make Out, Manage, Condescend, Deign, Descend, Condescend, Take Care, Act Superior, Lord It Over, Put On Airs, Queen It Over, Stampede, Make A Point, Make Sure, Repeat, Take Over, Surprise, Sneak, Play, Take, Guard, Begin, Start, Go Off At Half-cock, Go Off Half-cocked, Hold Back, Hold Off, Wait, Continue, Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed, Do Well, Had Best, Continue, Continue, Persist In
Derivative terms: Act, Action, Action
Also: Act On, Act Up, Act Upon
Antonyms: Refrain

14. Verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon. "The good news will move her"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

15. Verb. Give an incentive for action. "They move him to write the letter"; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
Exact synonyms: Actuate, Incite, Motivate, Prompt, Propel
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Related verbs: Affect, Impress, Strike
Derivative terms: Act, Incitation, Incitement, Motivation, Motivation, Motivation, Motivative, Motivator, Motive, Propulsion

16. Verb. Arouse sympathy or compassion in. "Her fate moved us all"
Related verbs: Actuate, Incite, Motivate, Prompt, Propel
Generic synonyms: Affect, Impress, Strike

17. Verb. Dispose of by selling. "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
Generic synonyms: Sell

18. Verb. Progress by being changed. "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
Exact synonyms: Go, Run
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Run

19. Verb. Live one's life in a specified environment. "She moves in certain circles only"
Generic synonyms: Live

20. Verb. Have a turn; make one's move in a game. "Sam and Sue move"; "Can I go now?"
Exact synonyms: Go
Related verbs: Make A Motion
Entails: Play
Specialized synonyms: Bluff, Bluff Out, Stalemate, Castle, Serve, Open, Cast, Draw, Ruff, Trump, Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Operate, Check
Derivative terms: Go

21. Verb. Propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting.
Exact synonyms: Make A Motion
Generic synonyms: Advise, Propose, Suggest
Related verbs: Go
Derivative terms: Mover

Definition of Move

1. v. t. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.

2. v. i. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.

3. n. The act of moving; a movement.

Definition of Move

1. Verb. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive chess and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive ergative) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir ¹

6. Verb. (transitive chess) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To apply to, as for aid. ¹

13. Noun. The act of moving; a movement. ¹

14. Noun. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose. ¹

15. Noun. A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc. ¹

16. Noun. The event of changing one's residence. ¹

17. Noun. A change in strategy. ¹

18. Noun. (context: board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Move

1. to change from one position to another [v MOVED, MOVING, MOVES]

Medical Definition of Move

1. 1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage. 2. To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king. 3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence. "Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold." (Knolles) "No female arts his mind could move." (Dryden) 4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. "When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them." (Matt. Ix. 36) "[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror." (Felton) 5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn. "Let me but move one question to your daughter." (Shak) "They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects." (Hayward) Synonym: To stir, agitate, trouble, affect, persuade, influence, actuate, impel, rouse, prompt, instigate, incite, induce, incline, propose, offer. Origin: OE. Moven, OF. Moveir, F. Mouvoir, L. Movere; cf. Gr. To change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. Miv, p.p. Muta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Move

movable bridge
movable feast
movable heart
movable joint
movable kidney
movable pulse
movableness
movablenesses
movables
movably
moval
movals
movant
movants
move (current term)
move around
move back
move back and forth
move down
move forward
move heaven and earth
move house
move in
move in on
move into
move involuntarily
move it
move on
move one's body

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