the act of deciding to do something
he didn't make a move to help|his first move was to hire a lawyer
the act of changing your residence or place of business
they say that three moves equal one fire
Synonym: relocation
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
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: motion, movement
(game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
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: travel, locomote, go
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: displace
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
He moved his hand slightly to the right
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
We moved from Idaho to Nebraska|The basketball player moved from one team to another
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: go, proceed
be in a state of action
she is always moving
Synonym: be active
go or proceed from one point to another
the debate moved from family values to the economy
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: act
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
This child impressed me as unusually mature|This behavior struck me as odd|he was dumb-struck by the news|her comments struck a sour note
Synonym: affect, impress, strike
give an incentive for action
This moved me to sacrifice my career
arouse sympathy or compassion in
Her fate moved us all
dispose of by selling
The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
progress by being changed
The speech has to go through several more drafts|run through your presentation before the meeting
Synonym: go, run
live one's life in a specified environment
she moves in certain circles only
have a turn; make one's move in a game
Can I go now?
Synonym: go
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
Synonym: make a motion
Antonym: stand still, stay