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move (>Vietnamese)

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 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 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, perform a 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, 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, 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]

Adjacent words: mouth-watering | mouton | movability | movable | movable barrier | movable feast | movableness | move | move around | move back | move back and forth | move in | move in on | move into | move involuntarily | move on

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