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Definition of "move" [move]

  • To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window. (verb-intransitive)
  • To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun. (verb-intransitive)
  • To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; moved into the lead. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go from one residence or location to another; relocate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go or take from one place to another; change in location or position (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To change (one's dwelling, place of business, etc) (verb)
  • To be or cause to be in motion; stir (verb)
  • (of machines, etc) to work or operate (verb)
  • To cause (to do something); prompt (verb)
  • To begin to act (verb)
  • To associate oneself with a specified social circle (verb)
  • To make progress (verb)
  • To arouse affection, pity, or compassion in; touch (verb)
  • (in board games) to change the position of (a piece) or (of a piece) to change position (verb)
  • (of merchandise) to be disposed of by being bought (verb)
  • To suggest (a proposal) formally, as in debating or parliamentary procedure (verb)
  • To go away or to another place; leave (verb)
  • To cause (the bowels) to evacuate or (of the bowels) to be evacuated (verb)
  • To be exciting or active (verb)
  • The act of moving; movement (noun)
  • One of a sequence of actions, usually part of a plan; manoeuvre (noun)
  • The act of moving one's residence, place of business, etc (noun)
  • A player's turn to move his or her piece or take other permitted action (noun)
  • A permitted manoeuvre of a piece (noun)

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Use "move" in a sentence
  • "The word move comes from a Hebrew word that means “to brood.”"
  • "The title of this article on the CNN home page "McCain" surprised "by Palin move" is misleading since McCain's comment was not meant to be taken seriously. geecee"
  • "Peterson started Oklahoma's next drive with a 23-yard run that included a spin move from a near stop that left a Tulsa defender empty-handed."