• The act of moving; a movement.
  • An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
  • A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
  • The event of changing one's residence.
  • A change in strategy.
  • A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
  • The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.


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  • From Middle English moven, moeven, meven, borrowed from Old Northern French mover, moveir and Old French mouver, moveir (compare modern French mouvoir from Old French movoir), from Latin movēre, present active infinitive of moveō, from Proto-Indo-European *mew-. Cognate with Lithuanian mauti, Sanskrit मीवति, Middle Dutch mouwe. More at muff. Largely displaced native English stir, from Middle English stiren, sturien, from Old English styrian.

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