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.
1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power.
2. Exciting movement of the mind or feelings; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal.
I sang an old moving story. --Coleridge.
Moving force Mech., a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body.
Moving plant Bot., a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); -- so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.
Mov·ing, n. The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business.
Moving day, a day when one moves; esp., a day when a large number of tenants change their dwelling place.
adj 1: in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of
the machine" [ant: nonmoving]
2: arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her
case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"-
N. Hawthorne [ant: unmoving]
3: used of a series of photographs presented so as to create
the illusion of motion; "Her ambition was to be in moving
pictures or `the movies'" [ant: still]