1. the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
(hypernym) decision, determination, conclusion
2. the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
3. 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) motion, movement, motility
4. 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) motion, movement
(hyponym) approach, approaching, coming
5. (game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
(hypernym) turn, play
(hyponym) chess move
1. change location; move, travel, or proceed; "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"
(synonym) travel, go, locomote
(hyponym) go around, spread, circulate
(see-also) advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
(derivation) motion, movement
2. cause to move, 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"
(hyponym) mobilize, mobilise, circulate
(verb-group) travel, go, locomote
(derivation) motion, movement
3. move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
(antonym) stand still
(hyponym) move involuntarily, move reflexively
(see-also) move over, give way, give, ease up, yield
(derivation) motion, movement, motility
4. change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
(antonym) stay, stick, stick around, stay put
5. 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) go, proceed
6. be in a state of action; "she is always moving"
(synonym) be active
(hyponym) bestir, rouse
7. go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
(hypernym) change, alter, vary
8. 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"
(hyponym) alternate, take turns
9. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
(synonym) affect, impress, strike
(cause) feel, experience
(verb-group) hit, strike, come to
10. give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
(synonym) motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite
(hypernym) cause, do, make
(verb-group) affect, impress, strike
11. arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
(hypernym) affect, impress, strike
(verb-group) motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite
12. dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
13. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
(synonym) go, run
14. live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only"
15. have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
(hyponym) bluff, bluff out
(verb-group) make a motion
16. propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
(synonym) make a motion
(hypernym) propose, suggest, advise
(derivation) proposer, mover