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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v move be in a state of action "she is always moving"
    • v move go or proceed from one point to another "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
    • v move progress by being changed "The speech has to go through several more drafts","run through your presentation before the meeting"
    • v move propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    • v move have a turn; make one's move in a game "Can I go now?"
    • v move give an incentive for action "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    • v move have an emotional or cognitive impact upon "This child impressed me as unusually mature","This behavior struck me as odd"
    • v move arouse sympathy or compassion in "Her fate moved us all"
    • v move move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
    • v move change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically "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"
    • v move cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense "Move those boxes into the corner, please","I'm moving my money to another bank","The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
    • v move change residence, affiliation, or place of employment "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska","The basketball player moved from one team to another"
    • v move dispose of by selling "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
    • v move perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) "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"
    • v move follow a procedure or take a course "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"
    • v move live one's life in a specified environment "she moves in certain circles only"
    • n move the act of deciding to do something "he didn't make a move to help","his first move was to hire a lawyer"
    • n move (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
    • n move the act of changing your residence or place of business "they say that three moves equal one fire"
    • n move the act of changing location from one place to another "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"
    • n move a change of position that does not entail a change of location "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise","movement is a sign of life","an impatient move of his hand","gastrointestinal motility"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Moving someone Moving someone
The three children try to get Saï to move from the window seat The three children try to get Saï to move from the window seat
Diagram showing the Method of Telegraphing from a Moving Train by Induction Diagram showing the Method of Telegraphing from a Moving Train by Induction
"Throwing a Black Cloth Over His Head He Moved About the Camera." "Throwing a Black Cloth Over His Head He Moved About the Camera."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power
    • Move An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
    • Move (Chess, Checkers, etc) The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move .
    • Move The act of moving; a movement.
    • Move To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
    • Move To apply to, as for aid.
    • Move 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.""The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror."
    • Move 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.
    • Move To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly. "The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.""On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . . Nor till her lay was ended could I move ."
    • Move To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
    • Move (Chess, Checkers, etc) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
    • Move 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.""No female arts his mind could move ."
    • Move 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.""They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects."
    • Move (Chess, Checkers, etc) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
    • move To cause to change place or posture in any manner or by any means; carry, convey, or draw from one place to another; set in motion; stir; impel: as, the wind moves a ship; the servant moved the furniture. Specifically, in ches, draughts, and some similar games, to change the position of (a piece) in the course of play: as, to move the queen's bishop.
    • move To excite to action; influence; induce; incite; arouse; awaken, as the senses or the mental faculties or emotions.
    • move To rouse or excite the feelings of; provoke; stir up: used either absolutely or with a phrase or preposition to indicate the nature of the feelings roused: as, he was moved with or to anger or compassion. Used absolutely: To affect with anger; irritate.
    • move To affect with tender feelings; touch.
    • move To agitate or influence by persuasion or rhetorical art.
    • move To propose; bring forward; offer formally; submit, as a motion for consideration by a deliberative assembly: now used only in such phrases as to move a resolution, or to move that a proposal be agreed to.
    • move To submit a question, motion, or formal proposal to.
    • move To address one's self to; call upon; apply to; speak to about an affair.
    • move To complete the course of.
    • move To cause to act or operate: as, to move the bowels. Synonyms To influence, actuate, persuade, prompt, incite, induce, incline, instigate.
    • move To pass from place to place; change position, continuously or occasionally: as, the earth moves round the sun.
    • move To advance as in a course of development or progress.
    • move To change one's place or posture consciously, or by direct personal effort: often in a specified direction from or to an indicated place.
    • move To walk; proceed; march.
    • move To carry one's self, with reference to demeanor, port, or gait: as, to move with dignity and grace.
    • move To change residence: as, we move next week.
    • move To take action; begin to act; act.
    • move In chess, draughts, and some similar games, to change the position of a piece in the course of play: as, whose turn is it to move?
    • move To bow or lift the hat; salute.
    • move In music, of a voice or voice-part, to progress from one pitch to another; pass from tone to tone.
    • n move A change of position or relation. Specifically, in chess, draughts, etc.:
    • n move The right or turn to move a piece: as, it is my move now.
    • n move A proceeding; a course of action: as, he hoped by that move to disconcert, his opponents.
    • n move Synonyms Movement, etc. See motion.
    • n move To move a piece in a game, as in checkers, chess, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.
    • v.t Move mōōv to cause to change place or posture: to set in motion: to impel: to excite to action: to persuade: to instigate: to arouse: to provoke: to touch the feelings of: to propose or bring before an assembly: to recommend
    • v.i Move to go from one place to another: to change place or posture: to walk, to carry one's self: to change residence: to make a motion as in an assembly: to bow or salute on meeting
    • n Move the act of moving: a proceeding or step: a movement, esp. at chess
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  • Colin Powell
    Colin Powell
    “Either move or be moved.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “It is always your next move.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”
  • Arthur James Balfour
    Arthur James Balfour
    “Enthusiasm moves the world.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.”


Move heaven and earth - This expression indicates a person's determined intention of getting a work done in spite of all odds he may face. He will use all and every means to accomplish the target. Example: He moved heaven and earth to get his literary work recognised by the committee of experts.
Move mountains - If you would move mountains to do something, you would make any effort to achieve your aim. When people say that faith can move mountains, they mean that it can achieve a lot.
Move the chains - (USA) Derived from the act of moving the chains in an American football game when a team gets a first down, this expression describes taking a project to the next step, especially one that has lost its momentum for one reason or another. Example: Frustrated with our lack of progress, our boss finally shouted, "Make a decision today about which one to use, and let's move the chains on this."
Move the goalposts - When people move the goalposts, they change the standards required for something to their advantage.
Move up a gear - If you move up a gear, you start to perform in a clearly better way, especially in sport.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere,; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. mīv, p. p. mūta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion Mew to molt, Mob Mutable Mutiny


In literature:

To make room for himself, Simon moved a pair of crutches out of the way.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
He was dazed and he could not move, he did not know how to move.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Only his spirit was permitted to move.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
How vastly different she really was from the picture he recalled of a moving bundle wrapped in a towel!
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
They are arranged so that they move together.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
But, it all moved smoothly, quietly, with wonderful efficiency.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The butcher relinquished his hold on the bar and moved across to the window.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
I'll move as swiftly as I can and I ought to be at Fallon to-night if I'm lucky and don't run into any obstacles.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
At least, we remained there until Hooker's army moved northward.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
He moved across the room.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Never, never, never more
May her soul with joy be moved;
Silent, silent, silent,—for
He was silent whom she loved.
"Unloved" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
By debris borne upon their breast,
And strewn along each shore,
They slowly move, but never rest,
Yet turbid evermore.
"The Big Bear Creek" by Joseph Horatio Chant
But earth is moving faster far,
Just like a spinning top,
All through the day, all through the night,
Without a single stop.
"Earth’s Motion" by Edith L M King
No sympathy with mine they show,
Their world is not the same;
They move me not with joy or woe,
They touch me not with blame.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
He turned — he saw the muleteers
Come surging from below,
(Like a rustlers' crowd you see on screen
At a moving picture show).
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith
The universe, deathless and old,
Breathes, yet is void of breath:
As still as death that seems to move
And yet is still as death.
"Night" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

In 2011, about 206,049 Ohio residents moved to other states, while 191,778 people moved here, according to census data.
A northward-moving warm front, and an upper wave moving by means we will have continued unstable conditions overnight.
If a new job or job relocation has required you to move, you may qualify to deduct moving expenses.
Maggie moves on while Macs move in.
Moving and self-storage provider Men On The Move Inc celebrated the opening of its fourth self-storage facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17.
The low pressure area responsible for this storm moved along the eastern Montana border, then curved slightly northwest as it moved north of the Missouri River.
Some homes will be moved to new locations by the homeowner, but others will be moved only if someone buys them.
More people moved out of Ohio again last year than moved into the state, but an improving economy is helping to close the gap, a newspaper reported Thursday.
If you think moving is hard, try moving an entire school.
Since the "Store Moving Sales" signs appeared in the glass windows at 994 Chapel St four weeks ago, it has been a poorly kept secret on campus that outdoor-lifestyle store Trailblazer was planning a move back to Broadway.
Maggie moves on while Macs move in .
Move-In Day moves smoothly at WIU.
As buses move out, developers move in to downtown Syracuse.
KALAMAZOO, MI — People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.
Thanksgiving moves out, cooler temps move in .

In science:

Consider an electron with a Lorentz factor γ moving along a magnetic field line B and a photon of energy ε = ǫmc2 moving at angle arccos µ to the field line.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
The action of SU (1, 1) is transitive, hence we can move z1 to the origin, and by rotation, we can then move z2 to the positive half-axis.
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials
We suppose the quark-antiquark dipole is left moving while the hadron is right moving.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
We are going to consider the scattering of a set of left moving quanta, quarks and gluons, on some high-energy, right moving hadron.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
The vertical line in the figures represents the “time,” x− = 0, at which the left moving system passes the right moving hadron.
Parton Saturation-An Overview