Hypertext Webster Gateway: "move"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Move \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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Move \Move\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Moving}.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf.
Gr. ? to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. m[=i]v,
p. p. m[=u]ta, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Move \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. --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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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},
{movement}, {motility}]
4: the act of changing your 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: (games) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other
permitted action
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, as of a body part
(nontranslational motion): "He moved his hand slightly to
the right" [ant: {stand still}]
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; "think before you act"; "We must move
quickly" [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; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
[syn: {motivate}, {propel}, {prompt}, {incite}]
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?"
[syn: {go}]
16: propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting [syn:
{make a motion}]

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