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Webster 1913 Edition


Movent

Mo′vent

,
Adj.
[L.
movens
, p. pr. of
movere
. See
Move
.]
Moving.
[R.]
Grew.

Mo′vent

,
Noun.
That which moves anything.
[R.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Movent

MO'VENT

,
Adj.
[L. movens.] Moving; not quiescent. [Little used.]

MO'VENT

,
Noun.
That which moves any thing. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


movent

movent

English

Adjective

movent

  1. (obsolete) Moving; that moves; that is being moved.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Dialogue 2:
      It was concluded even now, that to make a moveable to move; the movent vertue must be increased in proportion to the velocity wherewith it is to move.

Noun

movent (plural movents)

  1. (obsolete) Anything that is moved or that moves, or that gives motion; mover.
    • 1656 Thomas Hobbes, Elements of Philosophy 3.15.155:
      I define force to be the Impetus or Quickness of Motion multiplyed either into it self, or into the Magnitude of the Movent, by means wherof the said Movent works more or less upon the Body that resists it.
  2. (law) Alternative form of movant

References


Catalan

Verb

movent

  1. present participle of moure

Latin

Verb

movent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of moveō