Nearby words

  1. movable feast,
  2. movable joint,
  3. movable testis,
  4. movable type,
  5. movable-do system,
  6. move a muscle,
  7. move heaven and earth,
  8. move in,
  9. move on,
  10. move out

Idioms

Origin of move

1200–50; Middle English meven, moven < Anglo-French moverLatin movēre

Related formscoun·ter·move, nouncoun·ter·move, verb, coun·ter·moved, coun·ter·mov·ing.out·move, verb (used with object), out·moved, out·mov·ing.un·moved, adjective

Synonym study

1. See advance. 22. See motion.

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British Dictionary definitions for move

move

/ (muːv) /

verb

noun


Word Origin for move

C13: from Anglo-French mover, from Latin movēre

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Word Origin and History for move
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Idioms and Phrases with move

move

In addition to the idioms beginning with move

  • move a muscle
  • move heaven and earth
  • move in
  • move on
  • move up

also see:

  • get a move on
  • on the move

Also see undermover.

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