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definition of the word move

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
grave serious possession #954: move foreign native members

From Old English moven, Old French moveir, French mouvoir, Latin movēre "to change, exchange, go in or out, quit".

Infinitive
to move

Third person singular
moves

Simple past
moved

Past participle
moved

Present participle
moving

to move (third-person singular simple present moves, present participle moving, simple past and past participle moved)

  1. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  2. (intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  3. (intransitive) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place.
  4. (intransitive, chess) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  5. (transitive, ergative) 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.
  6. (transitive, chess) 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.
  7. (transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  8. (transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  9. (transitive) 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.
  10. (transitive, obsolete) To apply to, as for aid.


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