Definition of Move


  • (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • the act of changing your residence or place of business
    "they say that three moves equal one fire"
  • the act of deciding to do something
    "he didn't make a move to help"
    "his first move was to hire a lawyer"


  • propose formally
    in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    - make a motion
  • have a turn
    make one's move in a game
    "Can I go now?"
  • live one's life in a specified environment
    "she moves in certain circles only"
  • progress by being changed
    "The speech has to go through several more drafts"
    "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  • dispose of by selling
    "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
  • arouse sympathy or compassion in
    "Her fate moved us all"
  • give an incentive for action
    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
  • have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"
    "This behavior struck me as odd"
  • 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"
  • go or proceed from one point to another
    "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
  • be in a state of action
    "she is always moving"
    - be active
  • 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"
  • change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"
    "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
  • move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
  • 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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Move

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Unscramble move

11 unscramble word found using the letters move.

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