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mover

[moo-ver]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that moves.
  2. Often movers. a person or company whose business is the moving of household effects or office equipment from one location to another.
  3. a powerful and influential person, as in politics or business.
  4. a person who is energetic and ambitious; go-getter.
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Idioms
  1. movers and shakers, Informal. powerful and influential people, as in politics and business.
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Origin of mover

First recorded in 1350–1400, mover is from the Middle English word mevere. See move, -er1
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Related Words for mover

traveler, emigrant, expatriate, immigrant, evacuee, transit, transportation, shipment, shipping, instigator, motivator, mover, commissioner, minister, deputy, assistant, worker, broker, promoter, representative

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British Dictionary definitions for mover

mover

noun
  1. informal a person, business, idea, etc, that is advancing or progressing
  2. a person who moves a proposal, as in a debate
  3. US and Canadian a removal firm or a person who works for one
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Word Origin and History for mover

n.

late 14c., agent noun from move (v.). Originally of God. Meaning "one who moves goods as a profession" is from 1838.

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Idioms and Phrases with mover

mover

In addition to the idiom beginning with mover

  • mover and shaker

also see:

  • prime mover
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