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English Dictionary: Move by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Move
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
  2. the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
    Synonym(s): move, relocation
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): motion, movement, move, motility
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): motion, movement, move
  5. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonym(s): stay in place
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): move, displace
  3. move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
    Antonym(s): stand still
  4. change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
    Antonym(s): stay, stay put, stick, stick around
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): go, proceed, move
  6. be in a state of action; "she is always moving"
    Synonym(s): be active, move
    Antonym(s): rest
  7. go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
  8. 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"
    Synonym(s): act, move
    Antonym(s): forbear, refrain
  9. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
    Synonym(s): affect, impress, move, strike
  10. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    Synonym(s): motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite
  11. arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
  12. dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
  13. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    Synonym(s): move, go, run
  14. live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only"
  15. have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
    Synonym(s): move, go
  16. propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    Synonym(s): move, make a motion
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Move \Move\, n.
      1. The act of moving; a movement.
      2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving one of the
            pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of
            the game.
      3. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the
            execution of a plan or purpose.
      {To make a move}.
            (a) To take some action.
            (b) To move a piece, as in a game.
      {To be on the move}, to bustle or stir about. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Move \Move\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Moving}.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf.
      Gr. [?] to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. m[c6]v,
      p. p. m[umac]ta, to move, push. Cf. {Emotion}, {Mew} to molt,
      {Mob}, {Mutable}, {Mutiny}.]
      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. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Move \Move\, v. i.
      1. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner,
            from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves
                     The foundations also of the hills moved and were
                     shaken, because he was wroth.            --Ps. xviii.
                     On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . . Nor
                     till her lay was ended could I move.   --Dryden.
      2. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to
            move in a matter.
      3. To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town,
            or state, to another.
      4. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To change the place of a piece in
            accordance with the rules of the game.
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