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Webster 1913 Edition


Move

Move

(moōv)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Moved
(moōvd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Moving
.]
[OE.
moven
, OF.
moveir
, F.
mouvoir
, L.
movere
; cf. Gr.
ἀμείβειν
to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr.
mīv
, p. p.
mūta
, 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 on a playing board, according to the rules of the game;
as, to
move
a king
.
3.
To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
Minds desirous of revenge were not
moved
with gold.
Knolles.
No female arts his mind could
move
.
Dryden.
4.
To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
Shak.
When he saw the multitudes, he was
moved
with compassion on them.
Matt. ix. 36.
[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to
move
pity or terror.
Felton.
5.
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
.
Let me but
move
one question to your daughter.
Shakespeare
They are to be blamed alike who
move
and who decline war upon particular respects.
Hayward.
6.
To apply to, as for aid.
[Obs.]
Shak.
Syn. – To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.

Move

,
Verb.
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
rapidly
.
The foundations also of the hills
moved
and were shaken, because he was wroth.
Ps. xviii. 7.
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.

Move

,
Noun.
1.
The act of moving; a movement.
3.
An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.

Webster 1828 Edition


Move

MOVE

,
Verb.
T.
moov. [L. moveo.]
1.
To impel; to carry, convey or draw from one place to another; to cause to change place or posture in any manner or by any means. The wind moves a ship; the cartman moves goods; the horse moves a cart or carriage. Mere matter cannot move itself. Machines are moved by springs, weights, or force applied.
2.
To excite into action; to affect; to agitate; to rouse; as, to move the passions.
3.
To cause to act or determine; as, to move the will.
4.
To persuade; to prevail on; to excite from a state of rest or indifference.
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.
But when no female arts his mind could move,
She turn'd to furious hate her impious love.
5.
To excite tenderness, pity or grief in the heart; to affect; to touch pathetically; to excite feeling in.
The use of images in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror.
When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them--Matt.9.
6.
To make angry; to provoke; to irritate.
7.
To excite tumult or commotion.
When they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was moved about them. Ruth 1. Matt.21.
8.
To influence or incite by secret agency.
God moved them to depart from him. 2 Chron.18. 2 Pet.1.
9.
To shake; to agitate.
The kingdoms were moved. Ps.46. Jer.49.
10. To propose; to offer for consideration and determination; as, to move a resolution in a deliberative assembly.
11. To propose; to recommend.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.
12. To prompt; to incite; to instigate. Acts. 17.

MOVE

,
Verb.
I.
To change place or posture; to stir; to pass or go in any manner or direction from one place or part of space to another. The planets move in their orbits; the earth moves on its axis; a ship moves at a certain rate an hour. We move by walking, running or turning; animals move by creeping, swimming or flying.
On the green bank I sat and listened long,
Nor till her lay was ended could I move.
1.
To have action.
In him we live, and move, and have our being. Acts.17.
2.
To have the power of action.
Every moving thing that liveth, shall be meat for you.
Gen.9.
3.
To walk.
He moves with manly grace.
4.
To march. The army moved and took a position behind a wood.
5.
To tremble; to shake.
The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. Ps.18.
6.
To change residence. Men move with their families from one house, town or state to another.

MOVE

,
Noun.
The act of moving; the act of transferring from place to place, as in chess.

Definition 2021


move

move

See also: mové

English

Alternative forms

Verb

move (third-person singular simple present moves, present participle moving, simple past and past participle moved)

  1. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.
    A ship moves rapidly.
    I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, I was too lazy to move.
    • 1839, Denison Olmsted, A Compendium of Astronomy Page 95
      Secondly, When a body is once in motion it will continue to move forever, unless something stops it. When a ball is struck on the surface of the earth, the friction of the earth and the resistance of the air soon stop its motion.
  2. (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
    to move in a matter
    Come on guys, let's move: there's work to do!
  3. (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.
    I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.
    They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.
  4. (intransitive, chess, and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
    The rook moved from a8 to a6.
    My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.
  5. (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.
    The waves moved the boat up and down.
    The horse moves a carriage.
  6. (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.
    She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
  7. (transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
    This song moves me to dance.
    • Knolles
      Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.
    • Dryden
      No female arts his mind could move.
  8. (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.
    That book really moved me.
    • Bible, Matthew ix. 36
      When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them.
  9. (transitive, intransitive) 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.
    I move to repeal the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.
    • Shakespeare
      Let me but move one question to your daughter.
    • Hayward
      They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.
  10. (transitive, obsolete) To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).
  11. (transitive, obsolete) To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
      "Sir," seyde Sir Boys, "ye nede nat to meve me of such maters, for well ye wote I woll do what I may to please you."
  12. (transitive, obsolete) To apply to, as for aid.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  13. (law, transitive, intransitive) To request an action from the court.
    An attorney moved the court to issue a restraining order.
    The district attorney moved for a non-suit.

Synonyms

Derived terms

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Translations

Noun

move (plural moves)

  1. The act of moving; a movement.
    A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
  2. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
    He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
  3. A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
    She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.
    He can win a match with that one move.
  4. The event of changing one's residence.
    The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
    They were pleased about their move to the country.
  5. A change in strategy.
    I am worried about our boss's move.
    It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
  6. A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
    • 2013, Phil McNulty, "", BBC Sport, 1 September 2013:
      Robin van Persie squandered United's best chance late on but otherwise it was a relatively comfortable afternoon for Liverpool's new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who has yet to concede a Premier League goal since his £9m summer move from Sunderland.
  7. (board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
    The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.
    It's your move! Roll the dice!
    If you roll a six, you can make two moves.

Synonyms

  • (act of moving): Wikisaurus:movement
  • (moving to another place): removal, relocation

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • move in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: grave · serious · possession · #954: move · foreign · native · members

Finnish

Etymology

A contraction of motivaatiovemppa.

Noun

move

  1. (military slang) A conscript who acquires or has acquired exemptions from physical education for falsified reasons of health, i.e. by feigning sick.

Declension

Inflection of move (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative move movet
genitive moven movejen
partitive movea moveja
illative moveen moveihin
singular plural
nominative move movet
accusative nom. move movet
gen. moven
genitive moven movejen
moveinrare
partitive movea moveja
inessive movessa moveissa
elative movesta moveista
illative moveen moveihin
adessive movella moveilla
ablative movelta moveilta
allative movelle moveille
essive movena moveina
translative moveksi moveiksi
instructive movein
abessive movetta moveitta
comitative moveineen

Derived terms


Galician

Verb

move

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mover
  2. second-person singular imperative of mover

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French mauvais (bad)

Adjective

move

  1. bad

Interlingua

Verb

move

  1. present of mover
  2. imperative of mover

Latin

Verb

movē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of moveō

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈmɔ.vi/
  • Rhymes: -ɔvi

Verb

move

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of mover
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of mover