Dictionary Results for movement


1. movement - 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, move, motility

Hypernym(s): change




2. movement - 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, move

Hypernym(s): change




3. movement - noun

· a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Synonym(s): motion

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




4. movement - noun

· a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"

Synonym(s): social_movement, front

Hypernym(s): social_group




5. movement - noun

· a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"

Hypernym(s): musical_composition, opus, composition, piece, piece_of_music




6. movement - noun

· a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"

Synonym(s): campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

Hypernym(s): venture




7. movement - noun

· an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

Synonym(s): apparent_motion, motion, apparent_movement

Hypernym(s): optical_illusion




8. movement - noun

· a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"

Synonym(s): bowel_movement, bm

Hypernym(s): defecation, laxation, shitting




9. movement - noun

· a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

Synonym(s): drift, trend

Hypernym(s): inclination, disposition, tendency




10. movement - noun

· the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

Hypernym(s): action, action_mechanism




11. movement - noun

· the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

Hypernym(s): change





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