- a principal division or section of a sonata, symphony, or the like.
- motion; rhythm; time; tempo.
- mover and shaker,
- movers and shakers,
- movie camera
Origin of movement
Examples from the Web for movement
Even in the parts of the movement he does cover, some people and efforts are missing.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.
It happened and it was a group of maybe 200 in a movement that has drawn tens of thousands in New York alone.
And I would like for this generation to define its own movement.
But the watcher made no movement, nor could I hear a sound, save that of the rising wind playing its dirge through the woods.In Hostile Red|Joseph Altsheler
This time he did not regain his poise, but with a movement that seemed half a leap, half a fall, launched himself into mid-air.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
Carloads were much heavier, and were more regular in movement.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
The shape of the glottis is also modified in numerous ways by the movement of the tongue and mandibles.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
There was a movement in the dark, and she was kneeling on the floor by his chair.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
- the act, process, or result of moving
- an instance of moving
- a group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one
- the organized action of such a group
- the evacuation of the bowels
- the matter evacuated
late 14c., from Old French movement "movement, exercise; start, instigation" (Modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (see move (v.)). In the musical sense of "major division of a piece" it is attested from 1776; in the political/social sense, from 1828. Related: Movements.
In music, a self-contained division of a long work; each movement usually has its own tempo. A long, undivided composition is said to be in one movement.