move meaning

[ mu:v ] Pronunciation:   "move" in a sentence
Verb: move  moov
  1. Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
Noun: move  moov
  1. The act of deciding to do something
    "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer" 
  2. The act of changing your residence or place of business
    "they say that three moves equal one fire"
    - relocation 
  3. A change of position that does not entail a change of location
    "an impatient move of his hand"
    - motion, movement, motility 
  4. The act of changing location from one place to another
    "his move put him directly in my path"
    - motion, movement 
  5. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

Derived forms: moved, moves, moving

See also: motion, movable, move back, move on, move out, move over, moveable, movement, mover

Type of: advise, alter, cause, change, conclusion, decision, determination, do, flog [Brit], live, make, play, propose, sell, suggest, turn, vary

Antonym: stand still, stay

Encyclopedia: Move

[American slang]
to travel from one place to another.
  The whole family moved from Denver to Chicago.
  We moved to the country.

verb, noun


1 [no obj]

to change the place where you live or work or where sth is situated:

The company is moving to Madrid.

He is willing to move in order to find work, if necessary.


2 [+ obj]

to make sb change from one job, department, etc. to another:

I'm being moved to the New York office.

They moved her sideways

(= gave her a different job that was not at a higher level).

3 [no obj] (used with an adverb or a preposition)

to make progress in the way or direction mentioned:

Share prices moved ahead today.

The project is moving on steadily.

She moved up rapidly through the company.

Recruitment is not moving as fast as we'd hoped.

4 [+ obj]

to suggest sth formally so that it can be discussed and decided:

I move that a vote be taken.

He moved a recommendation that the shareholders accept the bid.


5 [+ obj or no obj]

to be sold very quickly; to make sth be sold very quickly:

High street fashion is moving fast.

Even heavier advertising failed to move the goods.

movement noun [C,U]:

laws to allow free movement of goods and services

There has been no movement in oil prices.

TIME noun


move on (to sth)


to progress or start sth new, especially when this means forgetting the past:

It's time for me to move on and allow the company's new management team to do its job.


to start discussing sth else:

Can we move on to the next item on the agenda?

move over to sth

to change to doing or using sth different:

We had to persuade our production team that it was time to move over to the new software.

noun [C]



an action that you do or need to do to achieve sth:

The management have made no move to settle the strike.

Selling the smaller stores was seen as a good move.


a change in ideas, attitudes, or behaviour:

There was a move away from rail freight to transportation by road.


an act of changing the place where you live or work, or where sth is situated:

What's the date of your move?

The move from London to Manchester was a success for the business.

Her new job is just a sideways move

(= a change to a new job at the same level.

vb moved; mov·ing vi
1 : to go or pass from one place to another
2 of the bowels : to eject fecal matter : EVACUATE
¦ vt
1 : to change the place or position of
2 : to cause (the bowels) to void


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  1. the mp moved an amendment to the bill.
  2. they halt to consider their next move.
  3. he moved to leeds and set up as a printer.
  4. the furniture is too cumbersome to move.
  5. well, let us move on to the next item.

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