Move

Definition of Move

Pronunciation: mŌv
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Moved (mŌvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.]
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.
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.
- Shak.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.
- Hayward.
6.To apply to, as for aid.
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 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.
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; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move.
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 toward a goal, usually one involving interaction with other people.
b - To move a piece, as in a game.
To be on the move
to bustle or stir about.

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