Adjective: moving moo-ving
Verb: move moov
- In motion
"a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
- Arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion
"she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"
- Used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion
"Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or 'the movies'"
- Change location; proceed; also used metaphorically
"The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell";
- travel, go, locomote
- Cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
"Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant";
- Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
"He moved his hand slightly to the right"
- Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
- Follow a procedure or take a course
"We should move farther in this matter";
- go, proceed
- Be in a state of action
"she is always moving";
- be active
- Go or proceed from one point to another
"the debate moved from family values to the economy"
- Perform an action; do something
"We must move quickly";
- Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
"This child moved me as unusually mature";
- affect, impress, strike
- Give an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career";
- motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite
- Arouse sympathy or compassion in
"Her fate moved us all"
- Dispose of by selling
"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
- Progress by being changed
"The speech has to move through several more drafts";
- go, run
- Live one's life in a specified environment
"she moves in certain circles only"
- Have a turn; make one's move in a game
"Can I move now?";
- Propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
- make a motion
See also: affecting, aflare, afoot, ahorse, ahorseback, animated, automotive, awheel, blown, emotional, fast-flying, flaring, flying, haunting, heartwarming, impressive, kinetic, mobile, motion, move back, move on, move out, move over, oncoming, poignant, restless, self-propelled, self-propelling, soul-stirring, stimulating, stirring, touching, vibratory, wiggly, wriggling, wriggly, writhing
Type of: advise, alter, cause, change, do, engender, flog [Brit], live, make, propose, sell, suggest, vary
Antonym: nonmoving, stand still, stay, still, unmoving
Encyclopedia: Moving Move