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'move' - used as a noun
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
3. a change of position that does not entail a change of location
an impatient move of his hand
4. the act of changing location from one place to another
his move put him directly in my path
5. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

'move' - used as a verb
6. change location; move, travel, or proceed
The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
7. 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
8. move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
He moved his hand slightly to the right
9. change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
The basketball player moved from one team to another
10. follow a procedure or take a course
11. be in a state of action
she is always moving
12. go or proceed from one point to another
the debate moved from family values to the economy
13. perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
We must move quickly
14. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
15. give an incentive for action
This moved me to sacrifice my career
16. arouse sympathy or compassion in
Her fate moved us all
17. dispose of by selling
The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
18. progress by being changed
19. live one's life in a specified environment
she moves in certain circles only
20. have a turn; make one's move in a game
21. propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

derived forms
1. Move / Plural
2. Move / Past
3. Move / Third Person
4. Move / Present Participle
Variations of 'move'
  • stand still
  • stay
    Past Words of the day
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    Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones.