[ moo-ving ]
See synonyms for: movingmovingly on

  1. capable of or having movement: a moving object.

  2. causing or producing motion.

  1. involved in changing the location of possessions, a residence, office, etc.: moving expenses.

  2. involving a motor vehicle in motion.

  3. actuating, instigating, or impelling: the moving spirit behind the party.

  4. stirring or evoking strong feelings or emotions, especially touchingly or pathetically: a moving story.

Origin of moving

First recorded in 1300–50, moving is from the Middle English word meving.See move, -ing2

Other words for moving

Other words from moving

  • mov·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby moving Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moving in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for moving


/ (ˈmuːvɪŋ) /

  1. arousing or touching the emotions

  2. changing or capable of changing position

  1. causing motion

Derived forms of moving

  • movingly, adverb

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