verb (mov, ing)
- The act of moving; a movement.
- An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
- The event of changing one's residence.
- (chess) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another when it's one's turn to play.
Etymology: From moven, moveir, mouvoir, movere, movÄre "to change, exchange, go in or out, quit".
- (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
- (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
- (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place.
- (intransitive) (chess) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
- (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; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
- (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.
- (transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
- (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
- (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.
- (transitive) (obsolete) To apply to, as for aid.
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