Definition of "movement" []

  • The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position. (noun)
  • A particular manner of moving. (noun)
  • A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes. (noun)
  • A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy: a movement toward world peace. (noun)
  • An organized effort by supporters of a common goal: a leader of the labor movement. (noun)
  • The act, process, or result of moving (noun)

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.

  • An instance of moving (noun)
  • The manner of moving (noun)
  • A group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one (noun)
  • The organized action of such a group (noun)
  • A trend or tendency in a particular sphere (noun)
  • The driving and regulating mechanism of a watch or clock (noun)
  • A person's location and activities during a specific time (noun)
  • The evacuation of the bowels (noun)
  • The matter evacuated (noun)
  • A principal self-contained section of a symphony, sonata, etc, usually having its own structure (noun)
  • Tempo or pace, as in music or literature (noun)
  • The appearance of motion in painting, sculpture, etc (noun)
  • The rhythmic structure of verse (noun)
  • A positional change by one or a number of military units (noun)
  • A change in the market price of a security or commodity (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "movement" in a sentence
  • "The process then consists in extracting from all the movements peculiar to all the figures an impersonal movement abstract and simple, _movement in general_, so to speak: we put this into the apparatus, and we reconstitute the individuality of each particular movement by combining this nameless movement with the personal attitudes."
  • "Now it is this complete awareness, this brimfull interest in our own dynamic changes, in our various and variously combined facts of movement inasmuch as _energy_ and _intention, _ it is this sense of the _values of movement_ which"
  • "The wave, as has been described, is a concrete with an upward and a downward movement united; but its last constituent is that which most affects the ear and leaves upon it the stronger impression, and hence, especially if it be given with a wide interval, _its dominant characteristic will be that of the second movement_; for example, if the second movement be upward, the wave may express interrogation mingled with surprise or scorn; if the second movement be downward, the wave may express astonishment mingled with indignation."