Definition and Meanings for move

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Part of Speech of move

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of move

oe. moven, of. moveir, f. mouvoir, l. movere; cf. gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, skr. m, p. p. m, to move, push. cf. emotion, mew to molt, mob, mutable, mutiny

Meaning of move


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  • to arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  • 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.
  • to apply to, as for aid.

as intransitive verb

  • to change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  • to act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  • to change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
  • to change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.

as noun

  • the act of moving; a movement.
  • 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.
  • an act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
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