1. (v. t.) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.

2. (v. t.) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.

3. (v. t.) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

4. (v. t.) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.

5. (v. t.) To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.

6. (v. t.) To apply to, as for aid.

7. (v. i.) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.

8. (v. i.) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.

9. (v. i.) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.

10. (v. i.) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.

11. (n.) The act of moving; a movement.

12. (n.) The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game.

13. (n.) An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.

accomplished fact accomplishment achievement acquit act acta action activate activity actuate actuation ad hoc measure admonish advance advancing adventure advocate affect agitate alteration anchor animate annoy answer approach arouse art artful dodge artifice ascend assay attempt awake awaken back back up be bear begin behave bend bias bid billet at bivouac blind blow blow the coals blow up bowl break the ice breathe bring bring before bring forward bring up broach budge bunt burrow busy butt call forth call up camp caper carry carry away carry off cart away caution change change place change-over charge chicanery circle climb close out colonize color come along come home to come on come to anchor commence commend to attention commute compel comport conduct conspiracy contrivance convert into cash convey countermove coup course course of action cover ground crack craft cut under cute trick dealings decamp deceit deed delocalize demarche demean depart deport descend design device dislocate dislodge displace dispose disquiet disturb do dodge doing doings domesticate drive drive on drop anchor dump dynamics ebb effect a sale effort emigrate encourage endeavor energize enjoin enkindle enrage ensconce enterprise essay establish residence excite exhort exist exit expedient experiment exploit expostulate fait accompli fakement fan fan the fire fan the flame fare fare forth feat feed the fire feint fetch fire flame fling flit flow foment force forward foster frenzy function gain ground galvanize gambit game gang gather head gather way gest gesticulation gesture get get ahead get along get away get cracking get going get moving get off get on get over get under way gimmick give an impetus give momentum go go ahead go along go around go deep go fast go forward go off go on go round go sideways go through one goad going grieve grift gyrate hand handiwork hasten heat hie hive hurry impassion impel impress improvisation in transit incense incite incline induce inflame influence infuriate inhabit inspire intrigue introduce issue a caveat job jugglery jury-rig jury-rigged expedient keep house key up kindle kinematics kinesipathy kinesis kinesitherapy kinetics knavery


Top of Page
Top of Page