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Many definitions for the word "move" from Houston Shipper

Posted on Tue, May 14, 2013

Pack n send moves and freights personal goods and business equipment and supplies worldwide.  pack n send is posting the definitions for the word "move". We looked up the word to find alternatives to use in our blogs, but realized the word "move" has so many different meanings and derivations, that it would be fun to just post the definition to see how many places the word "move" is used in the English language.  We found these definitions in the Free Dictionary by Farle. The direct link is listed below. We cannot wait until we look up the "shipping", the next time that we need a definition.



move (m v)

v. moved, mov·ing, moves


1. To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window.

2. To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly.

3. To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun.

4. To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; moved into the lead.

5. To go from one residence or location to another; relocate.

6. To start off; depart.

7. To be disposed of by sale: Woolens move slowly in the summer.

8. To change posture or position; stir: was afraid to move.

9. Games To change the position of a piece in a board game.

10. To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.

11. To exhibit great activity or energy.

12. To initiate an action; act.

13. To be active in a particular environment: moves in diplomatic circles.

14. To stir the emotions: words that have the power to move.

15. To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure: move for an adjournment.

16. To evacuate. Used of the bowels.

1. To change the place or position of: moved her office; could not move his arm.

2. To cause to go from one place to another: moved the crowd away.

3. Games To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game: moved a pawn.

4. To change the course of: moved the discussion to other matters.

5. To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion: "Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him" (Shakespeare).

6. To prompt to an action; rouse: Anger moved her to speak out.


a. To set or keep in motion.

b. To cause to function.

c. To cause to progress or advance.


a. To arouse the emotions of; affect.

b. To excite or provoke to the expression of an emotion: The film moved me to tears. See Synonyms at affect1.


a. To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure: moved that a vote be taken.

b. To make formal application to (a court, for example).

10. To dispose of by sale: moved the new merchandise quickly.

11. To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.

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a. The act or an instance of moving.

b. A particular manner of moving: made some intricate moves on the dance floor.

2. A change of residence or location.

3. Games

a. An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.

b. The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.

c. A participant's turn to make a play.

4. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver: a move to halt the arms race.

Phrasal Verb:

move in

To begin to occupy a residence or place of business.


get a move on Informal

To get started; get going.

move in on

1. To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.

2. To attempt to seize control of: moving in on their territory.

on the move

1. Busily moving about; active: A nurse is on the move all day.

2. Going from one place to another: troops on the move.

3. Making progress; advancing: a technology that is clearly on the move.

[Middle English moven, from Old French movoir, from Latin mov re; see meu - in Indo-European roots.]

AThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


move [muːv]


1. to go or take from one place to another; change in location or position

2. (usually intr) to change (one's dwelling, place of business, etc.)

3. to be or cause to be in motion; stir

4. (Engineering / General Engineering) (intr) (of machines, etc.) to work or operate

5. (tr) to cause (to do something); prompt

6. (intr) to begin to act move soon or we'll lose the order

7. (Sociology) (intr) to associate oneself with a specified social circle to move in exalted spheres

8. (intr) to make progress

9. (tr) to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in; touch

10. (Group Games / Games, other than specified) (in board games) to change the position of (a piece) or (of a piece) to change position

11. (Business / Commerce) (intr) (of merchandise) to be disposed of by being bought

12. (Law / Parliamentary Procedure) (when tr, often takes a clause as object; when intr, often foll by for) to suggest (a proposal) formally, as in debating or parliamentary procedure

13. (intr; usually foll by on or along) to go away or to another place; leave

14. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Physiology) to cause (the bowels) to evacuate or (of the bowels) to be evacuated

15. (intr) Informal to be exciting or active the party started moving at twelve

move heaven and earth to take every step possible (to achieve something)


1. the act of moving; movement

2. one of a sequence of actions, usually part of a plan; manoeuvre

3. the act of moving one's residence, place of business, etc.

4. (Group Games / Games, other than specified) (in board games)

a.  a player's turn to move his piece or take other permitted action

b.  a permitted manoeuvre of a piece

get a move on Informal

a.  to get started

b.  to hurry up

make a move (usually used with a negative) Informal to take even the slightest action don't make a move without phoning me

make one's move to commit oneself to a position or course of action

on the move

a.  travelling from place to place

b.  advancing; succeeding

c.  very active; busy

[from Anglo-French mover, from Latin movēre]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003


move (muv)

v. moved, mov•ing,
n. v.i.

1. to pass from one place or position to another.

2. to change one's place of residence or business.

3. to advance or progress.

4. to have a regular motion, as an implement or a machine; turn; revolve.

5. to sell or be sold: That new model is moving well.

6. to start off or leave.

7. to transfer a piece in a game, as chess.

8. (of the bowels) to discharge the feces; evacuate.

9. to be active in a particular sphere: to move in society.

10. to take action; proceed.

11. to make a formal request, application, or proposal.


12. to change from one place or position to another.

13. to set or keep in motion.

14. to prompt, actuate, or impel to some action.

15. to arouse or excite the feelings or passions of (usu. fol. by to): to move him to anger.

16. to affect with compassionate emotion; touch.

17. to dispose of (goods) by sale.

18. to cause (the bowels) to evacuate.

19. to propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly.

20. to submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.).

21. move in, to begin to occupy a residence or workplace, esp. by installing one's possessions.

22. move in on, to make aggressive advances toward, as to exploit, plunder, or possess.

23. move over, to shift to a nearby place, as to make room for another.

24. move up, to advance to a higher level.


25. an act or instance of moving; movement.

26. a change of location or residence.

27. an action toward an objective or goal; step.

28. (in chess, checkers, etc.) a player's turn to make a play.

29. a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport.


1. get a move on, Informal. to hasten to act or proceed; hurry up.

2. on the move,

a. busy; active.

b. going from place to place.

c. advancing; progressing.

[1200–50; Middle English moven < Anglo-French mover « Latin movēre]

As found in the Free Dictionary by Farle


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