Meaning of MOVE in English


/moohv/ , v. , moved, moving , n.


1. to pass from one place or position to another.

2. to go from one place of residence to another: They moved from Tennessee to Texas.

3. to advance or progress: The red racing car moved into the lead.

4. to have a regular motion, as an implement or a machine; turn; revolve.

5. to sell or be sold: That new model is moving well.

6. to start off or leave: It's time to be moving.

7. to transfer a piece in a game, as chess or checkers.

8. (of the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces; evacuate.

9. to be active in a particular sphere: to move in musical society.

10. to take action; proceed.

11. to make a formal request, application, or proposal: to move for a new trial.


12. to change from one place or position to another.

13. to set or keep in motion.

14. to prompt, actuate, or impel to some action: What moved you to do this?

15. to arouse or excite the feelings or passions of; affect with emotion (usually fol. by to ): to move someone to anger.

16. to affect with tender or compassionate emotion; touch: The tale of tragedy moved her.

17. to transfer (a piece in a game) from one position to another.

18. to dispose of (goods) by sale.

19. to cause (the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces.

20. to propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly.

21. to submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.).

22. move in , to begin to occupy a place in which to live or work.

23. move in on , Informal.

a. to approach or make advances toward usurping another's success, authority, position, or the like.

b. to take aggressive steps to control or possess: The company has not yet moved in on the consumer market.

24. move on , to approach or attack as a military target: The army is moving on the capital itself.

25. move out , to leave a place in order to start or continue a planned march, maneuver, journey, etc.: The troops will move out of the encampment at dawn.

26. move over , to change or cause to change to another position, esp. to make room for another: to make space by moving over.

27. move up , to advance to a higher level.


28. an act or instance of moving; movement.

29. a change of location or residence.

30. an action toward an objective or goal; step: a move toward a higher tax.

31. (in chess, checkers, etc.) a player's right or turn to make a play.

32. a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport.

33. get a move on , Informal.

a. to begin; act: We'd better get a move on before it rains.

b. to hurry; hasten.

34. make one's move , Informal. to act, esp. to assert oneself at an opportune time.

35. on the move ,

a. busy; active: on the move from morning till night.

b. going from place to place: Infantry units have been on the move all day.

c. advancing; progressing: an industry on the move.

36. put moves on , Slang. to make sexual advances toward. Also, make a move on .

[ 1200-50; ME meven, moven mover movere ]

Syn. 1. stir, budge. See advance. 2. remove. 4. spin, gyrate, rotate, operate. 12. shift, transfer; propel. 13. agitate. 14. influence, induce, incite, instigate, lead. 28. See motion .

Ant. 12. fix.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .