mover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mover a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
    • n mover someone who moves
    • n mover workman employed by a moving company "the movers were very careful with the grand piano"
    • n mover (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mover A person or thing that imparts motion, or causes change of place; a motor.
    • Mover A person or thing that moves, stirs, or changes place.
    • Mover A proposer; one who offers a proposition, or recommends anything for consideration or adoption; as, the mover of a resolution in a legislative body.
    • Mover One who, or that which, excites, instigates, or causes movement, change, etc.; as, movers of sedition. "These most poisonous compounds,
      Which are the movers of a languishing death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mover One who or that which imparts motion or impels to action.
    • n mover One who or that which is in motion or action.
    • n mover A proposer; one who submits a proposition or recommends anything for consideration or adoption: as, the mover of a resolution in a legislative body.
    • n mover One whose business is to move furniture and other household goods, as from one place of residence to another.
    • n mover The first cause.
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Idioms

Mover and shaker - A person who is a mover and shaker is a highly respected, key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance.
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Movers and shakers - Dynamic, important people who can get things done quickly and are influential are the movers and shakers.
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Usage

In literature:

In all those cases Condorcet was the prime mover and the agent concerned.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
And she was the faster mover in this tortuous, snail-like race.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
Every bride fancies that she married the original "cave-man" until she tries to persuade him to go out and argue with the furniture-movers.
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
These ain't no safe-movers, these mules!
"Gold" by Stewart White
For Aristotle, too, God in his essence is far above the world and at most its first mover.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The United States Commissioner of Education has, however, been a responsible mover in the idea.
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
Maybe movers on the trail camp in here.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She thanked us without ostentation, as she would have thanked a piano-mover or the woodman in the city.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
Because not all the immortal writers had passed an unblemished life, shall we say that virtue is not the essential mover in a man of letters?
"Why a National Literature Cannot Flourish in the United States of North America" by Joseph Rocchietti
Besides, they had been the movers of the strike against unlawful fagging.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
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In poetry:

O yon high harmonious spheres,
Your powerful mover sing;
To him your circling course that steers,
Your tuneful praises bring.
"Hymn To God's Power" by James Thomson
Built on the Clyde, an' built to go,
By Bell an' Burnie for Keith an' Co.,
She was a beauty, she was a mover,
An' our ol' man was the man to shove 'er!
"Home For Christmas — Old Style" by Cicely Fox Smith
But when, through new perfection of appliance,
Faith merged at length in undisputed sight,
The mystic mover was revealed to science,
No Dark Companion, but — a speck of light.
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens

In news:

Detroit's Ian White, right, is a good puck-mover but sometimes struggles to defend bigger opponents.
LPL Drops as Hellman & Friedman Funds Reduce Stake: Boston Mover.
Just as Hollywood's elite shines as they walk the red carpet, Milwaukee's movers and shakers will sparkle as they attend the MCJ's Academy of Legends Gala on Saturday, August 6th at the Italian Conference Center, 613 E Chicago Ave.
Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers.
InterOil Rises on Papua New Guinea LNG Approval: Dallas Mover.
It certainly has impressed the "movers and shakers" in the community.
Harding University Promotes 4 (Movers & Shakers, Oct 29, 2012).
Movers & Shakers: New hires , promotions, honors, new businesses.
Are Any of These Market Movers Worth Buying.
Geely Falls After Goldman Sachs Sells Stake: Hong Kong Mover.
Movers and Shakers of Diabetes (Part 2).
Sarah Houghton -Jan-Trendspotters-2009 Movers & Shakers.
Top social media movers in 2012 revealed.
Our goal is to have nothing but the slowest movers in stock.
Cipla Medpro Rises Most in 2 Years on Offer: Johannesburg Mover.
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In science:

R and a right-moving boson φR and similarly for left-movers. ηR is a Klein factor which takes care of the anti-commutation property of fermions.
Transport in quantum wires
Pay attention that because you are working with both types of movements, you have to pass the pressed button as a second parameter to Movers.
Design of moveable and resizable graphics
DefineContour(). Class ChatoyantPolygon has the property GetGraph, which is returning this designed graph; Mover will be dealing with the contour of this graph.
Design of moveable and resizable graphics
We now describe two further metrics on the space of probability distributions, the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Earth Mover’s distances, and their associated function classes.
A Kernel Method for the Two-Sample Problem
Another class of distance measures on distributions that may be written as an MMD are the Earth-Mover distances.
A Kernel Method for the Two-Sample Problem
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