Definition of Movement in English :

Define Movement in English

Movement meaning in English

Meaning of Movement in English

Pronunciation of Movement in English

Movement pronunciation in English

Pronounce Movement in English


see synonyms of movement


1. motility, motion, move, movement

a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Example Sentences:
'the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise'
'movement is a sign of life'
'an impatient move of his hand'
'gastrointestinal motility'

2. motion, move, movement

the act of changing location from one place to another

Example Sentences:
'police controlled the motion of the crowd'
'the movement of people from the farms to the cities'
'his move put him directly in my path'

3. motion, movement

a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

4. front, movement, social movement

a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

Example Sentences:
'he was a charter member of the movement'
'politicians have to respect a mass movement'
'he led the national liberation front'

5. movement

a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

Example Sentences:
'the second movement is slow and melodic'

6. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort, movement

a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Example Sentences:
'he supported populist campaigns'
'they worked in the cause of world peace'
'the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant'
'the movement to end slavery'
'contributed to the war effort'

7. apparent motion, apparent movement, motion, movement

an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

Example Sentences:
'the cinema relies on apparent motion'
'the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement'

8. bm, bowel movement, movement

a euphemism for defecation

Example Sentences:
'he had a bowel movement'

9. drift, movement, trend

a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

Example Sentences:
'not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book'
'a broad movement of the electorate to the right'

10. movement

the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)

Example Sentences:
'it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement'

11. movement

the act of changing the location of something

Example Sentences:
'the movement of cargo onto the vessel'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of movement
the act, process, or result of moving
an instance of moving
the manner of moving
a group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one
the organized action of such a group
a trend or tendency in a particular sphere
the driving and regulating mechanism of a watch or clock
6. (often plural)
a person's location and activities during a specific time
the evacuation of the bowels
the matter evacuated
8. music
a principal self-contained section of a symphony, sonata, etc, usually having its own structure
tempo or pace, as in music or literature
10. fine arts
the appearance of motion in painting, sculpture, etc
11. prosody
the rhythmic structure of verse
a positional change by one or a number of military units
a change in the market price of a security or commodity

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see synonyms of movement
the act or process of moving
; specif.,
a motion or action of a person or group
a shift in position
an evacuation (of the bowels); also, the matter evacuated
d.  Military
a change in the location of troops, ships, etc., as part of a maneuver
a particular manner of moving
a series of organized activities by people working concertedly toward some goal
the organization consisting of those active in this way
a tendency or trend in some particular sphere of activity
the pacing, specif. the rapid pacing, of the incidents in a literary work
the effect or representation of motion in painting, sculpture, etc.
7.  Business
a change in the price of some stock or commodity
8.  Mechanics
the moving parts of a mechanism; esp., a series of connected moving parts
the movement of a clock
9.  Music
any of the principal divisions of a symphony, sonata, or other extended composition
tempo or , rhythm
motion (sense 9)
10.  Prosody
rhythmic flow; cadence

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of movement
a. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
b. A particular manner of moving.
2. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
a. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy: a movement toward world peace.
b. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal: a leader of the labor movement.
4. A tendency or trend: a movement toward larger kitchens.
5. A change in the market price of a security or commodity.
a. An evacuation of the bowels.
b. The matter so evacuated.
7. The suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design.
8. The progression of events in the development of a literary plot.
9. The rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetic composition.
10. Music A self-contained section of an extended composition.
11. Linguistics In generative grammar, a transformation in which a constituent in one part of a syntactic structure is copied or displaced into a different location, creating a new structure.
12. A mechanism, such as the works of a watch, that produces or transmits motion.

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