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move

noun (n)

  • the act of deciding to do something (noun.act)
    Example:
    He didn't make a move to help.
    His first move was to hire a lawyer.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of changing your residence or place of business (noun.act)
    Synonym: relocation
    Example:
    They say that three moves equal one fire.
    source: wordnet30
  • a change of position that does not entail a change of location (noun.act)
    Example:
    Movement is a sign of life.
    An impatient move of his hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of changing location from one place to another (noun.act)
    Synonym: motion, movement
    Example:
    The movement of people from the farms to the cities.
    His move put him directly in my path.
    source: wordnet30
  • (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of moving; a movement. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically (verb.motion)
    Synonym: go, locomote, travel
    Antonym: stay in place
    Example:
    The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense (verb.motion)
    Synonym: displace
    Example:
    Move those boxes into the corner, please.
    The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant.
    source: wordnet30
  • move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion (verb.motion)
    Antonym: stand still
    Example:
    He moved his hand slightly to the right.
    source: wordnet30
  • change residence, affiliation, or place of employment (verb.motion)
    Example:
    We moved from Idaho to Nebraska.
    The basketball player moved from one team to another.
    source: wordnet30
  • follow a procedure or take a course (verb.social)
    Synonym: go, proceed
    source: wordnet30
  • be in a state of action (verb.body)
    Synonym: be active
    Antonym: rest
    source: wordnet30
  • go or proceed from one point to another (verb.change)
    Example:
    The debate moved from family values to the economy.
    source: wordnet30
  • perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
    Synonym: act
    Antonym: forbear, refrain
    Example:
    We must move quickly.
    source: wordnet30
  • have an emotional or cognitive impact upon (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: affect, impress, strike
    source: wordnet30
  • give an incentive for action (verb.creation)
    Example:
    This moved me to sacrifice my career.
    source: wordnet30
  • arouse sympathy or compassion in (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    Her fate moved us all.
    source: wordnet30
  • dispose of by selling (verb.possession)
    Synonym: de-access
    Example:
    The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers.
    source: wordnet30
  • progress by being changed (verb.change)
    Synonym: go, run
    source: wordnet30
  • live one's life in a specified environment (verb.social)
    Example:
    She moves in certain circles only.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a turn; make one's move in a game (verb.competition)
    Synonym: go
    source: wordnet30
  • propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting (verb.communication)
    Synonym: make a motion
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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