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Definition of Move


  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. 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.
  3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  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.
  6. To apply to, as for aid.
  7. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  8. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  9. To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
  10. To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  11. The act of moving; a movement.
  12. The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game.
  13. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
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Move Translations

move in Afrikaans is verhuis, verplaas, aangry, roer, beweeg
move in Dutch is ontroeren, aangrijpen, bewegen
move in Finnish is liikuttaa
move in German is bewegen, Bewegung
move in Italian is muovere, imbarazzato, cambiare casa, trasloco
move in Latin is permoveo, agito, pungo pupugi punctum
move in Norwegian is bevege
move in Portuguese is movimento
move in Spanish is impulsar, mudar, conmover, editar, mudanza, mover