Dictionary Results for move


1. move - noun

· the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"

Hypernym(s): decision, determination, conclusion




2. move - noun

· the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"

Synonym(s): relocation

Hypernym(s): change




3. move - noun

· a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"

Synonym(s): motion, movement, motility

Hypernym(s): change




4. move - noun

· the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"

Synonym(s): motion, movement

Hypernym(s): change




5. move - noun

· (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

Hypernym(s): turn, play




6. move - verb

· change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

Synonym(s): travel, go, locomote




7. move - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): displace




8. move - verb

· move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Antonym(s): stand_still




9. move - verb

· change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

Antonym(s): stay




10. move - verb

· follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

Synonym(s): go, proceed

Hypernym(s): act, move




11. move - verb

· be in a state of action; "she is always moving"

Synonym(s): be_active




12. move - verb

· go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, vary




13. move - verb

· perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Synonym(s): act




14. move - verb

· have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"

Synonym(s): affect, impress, strike




15. move - verb

· give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Synonym(s): motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite

Hypernym(s): cause, do, make




16. move - verb

· arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike




17. move - verb

· dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"

Hypernym(s): sell




18. move - verb

· progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

Synonym(s): go, run

Hypernym(s): change




19. move - verb

· live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only"

Hypernym(s): live




20. move - verb

· have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"

Synonym(s): go




21. move - verb

· propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Synonym(s): make_a_motion

Hypernym(s): propose, suggest, advise





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