Definition of Move
1. Noun. The act of deciding to do something. "His first move was to hire a lawyer"
Specialized synonyms: Demarche, Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Tactical Maneuver, Tactical Manoeuvre
2. Verb. Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically. "They move in the countryside"; "News travelled fast"
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"
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"
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"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Abduction, Adduction, Agitation, Body English, Circumduction, Disturbance, Fetal Movement, Foetal Movement, Dart, Flit, Gesture, Headshake, Headshaking, Inclination, Inclining, Eversion, Everting, Inversion, Inversion, Upending, Jerk, Jerking, Jolt, Saccade, Kick, Kicking, Kneel, Kneeling, Lurch, Pitch, Pitching, Eye Movement, Opening, Prostration, Reach, Reaching, Stretch, Reciprocation, Reclining, Retraction, Retroflection, Retroflexion, Rotary Motion, Rotation, Closing, Shutting, Sitting, Posing, Sitting, Snap, Squat, Squatting, Sweep, Toss, Quiver, Quivering, Vibration, Wave, Flicker, Flutter, Waver, Standing, Span, Straddle, Stroke, Squirm, Wiggle, Wriggle, Eurhythmics, Eurhythmy, Eurythmics, Eurythmy
6. Verb. Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion. "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Approach, Approaching, Coming, Advance, Advancement, Forward Motion, Onward Motion, Procession, Progress, Progression, Locomotion, Travel, Lunge, Lurch, Travel, Traveling, Travelling, Chase, Following, Pursual, Pursuit, Ascending, Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Descent, Swing, Swinging, Vacillation, Return, Coast, Glide, Slide, Slippage, Flow, Stream, Crawl, Hurrying, Speed, Speeding, Displacement, Translation, Shift, Shifting, Haste, Hurry, Rush, Rushing, Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Play, Migration
Derivative terms: Motional
8. Verb. Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment. "Sam and Sue move"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
Derivative terms: Movement, Mover
9. Noun. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game.
10. Verb. Follow a procedure or take a course. "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Bestir, Rouse
Derivative terms: Motion, Mover
12. Verb. Go or proceed from one point to another. "The debate moved from family values to the economy"
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"
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
14. Verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon. "The good news will move her"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
Specialized synonyms: Infect, Surprise, Impress, Ingrain, Instill, Awaken, Engrave, Strike Dumb, Zap, Jar, Hit Home, Strike A Chord, Strike A Note, Strike Home, Smite, Cloud, Pierce, Impress, Sweep Away, Sweep Off, Disturb, Trouble, Upset, Stir, Touch, Sadden, Alienate
Related verbs: Actuate, Incite, Motivate, Prompt, Propel, Come To, Hit, Strike
Causes: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Affect, Affective, Impressible, Impressive, Impressive
15. Verb. Give an incentive for action. "They move him to write the letter"; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
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"
17. Verb. Dispose of by selling. "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
18. Verb. Progress by being changed. "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
19. Verb. Live one's life in a specified environment. "She moves in certain circles only"
20. Verb. Have a turn; make one's move in a game. "Sam and Sue move"; "Can I go now?"
Related verbs: Make A Motion
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.
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)