Move (m?v), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Moved (m?vd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Moving.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F.
mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to
change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. mīv, p. p.
mūta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to
molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.] 1.
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. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) 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. To excite to action by the presentation of
motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with
No female arts his mind could
4. To arouse the feelings or passions of;
especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch
pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. Shak.
When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with
compassion on them. Matt. ix. 36.
[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to
move pity or terror. Felton.
5. 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.
Let me but move one question to your
They are to be blamed alike who move and who
decline war upon particular respects.
6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.]
Syn. -- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade;
influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce;
incline; propose; offer.
Move, v. i. 1. To
change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one
place or position to another; as, a ship moves
The foundations also of the hills moved and
were shaken, because he was wroth. Ps. xviii.
On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . .
Nor till her lay was ended could I move.
2. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin
to act; as, to move in a matter.
3. To change residence; to remove, as from
one house, town, or state, to another.
4. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To change
the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the
Move (?), n. 1.
The act of moving; a movement.
2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of
moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the
progress of the game.
3. An act for the attainment of an object; a
step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
To make a move. (a) To take
some action. (b) To move a piece, as in a
game. -- To be on the move, to bustle or
stir about. [Colloq.]