move /ˈmuv/ 動詞
Move v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.]
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 on a playing board, 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 influence.
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. --Knolles.
No female arts his mind could move. --Dryden.
4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
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 daughter. --Shak.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. --Hayward.
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 rapidly.
The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. --Ps. xviii. 7.
On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . .
Nor till her lay was ended could I move. --Dryden.
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 game.
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; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move.
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 toward a goal, usually one involving interaction with other people. (b) To move a piece, as in a game.
To be on the move, to bustle or stir about. [Colloq.]
n 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" [syn: relocation]
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" [syn: motion,
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" [syn: motion, movement]
5: (game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other
v 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" [syn: travel, go,
locomote] [ant: stay in place]
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" [syn: displace]
3: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational
motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right" [ant: stand
4: change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We
moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player
moved from one team to another" [ant: stay]
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" [syn: go, proceed]
6: be in a state of action; "she is always moving" [syn: be
active] [ant: rest]
7: go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved
from family values to the economy"
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" [syn: act] [ant: refrain]
9: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child
impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck
me as odd" [syn: affect, impress, strike]
10: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my
career" [syn: motivate, actuate, propel, prompt,
11: arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
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" [syn: 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?"
16: propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting [syn:
make a motion]