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Meaning of MOVEMENT

Pronunciation:  'moovmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of changing your location from one place to another; "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"
  2. [n]  the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
  3. [n]  a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
  4. [n]  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "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"
  5. [n]  the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
  6. [n]  a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
  7. [n]  a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
  8. [n]  a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  9. [n]  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
  10. [n]  an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
  11. [n]  a euphemism for defecation; "he had a bowel movement"

MOVEMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: apparent motion, apparent movement, bm, bowel movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drift, drive, effort, front, motility, motion, motion, motion, move, social movement, trend
 See Also: abduction, action, action mechanism, ad blitz, ad campaign, adduction, advance, advancement, advertising campaign, agitation, anti-war movement, approach, approach, approaching, approaching, art movement, artistic movement, ascending, ascension, ascent, backlash, bend, bending, body English, Boy Scouts, Brownian motion, Brownian movement, cam stroke, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, change, change of location, chase, circumduction, Civil Rights movement, clock, closing, coming, common front, commotion, composition, consumerism, conveyance, crawl, cultural movement, dart, defecation, deflection, deflexion, deracination, descent, displacement, disposition, disturbance, ecumenical movement, electioneering, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, eversion, everting, feminism, feminist movement, fetal movement, flicker, flit, flow, flutter, foetal movement, following, forward motion, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, gesture, glide, gravitation, happening, harmonic motion, haste, headshake, headshaking, heave, hurry, hurrying, inclination, inclination, inclining, insertion, intermezzo, introduction, intromission, inversion, jerk, jerking, jolt, kick, kick, kicking, kneel, kneeling, laxation, letting down, locomotion, lost cause, lowering, lunge, lurch, maneuver, manoeuvre, migration, moving ridge, musical composition, natural event, nystagmus, occurrence, onward motion, opening, optical illusion, opus, passage, passing, pedesis, piece, piece of music, pitch, pitching, play, political campaign, political movement, posing, progress, progression, prostration, pursuit, quiver, quivering, reach, reaching, rebound, reciprocation, reclining, recoil, reform, reform movement, religious movement, repercussion, retraction, retroflection, retroflexion, return, rise, rotation, rush, rushing, scherzo, seek, shift, shifting, shitting, shutting, sitting, slide, slippage, social group, sonata, span, speed, speeding, squat, squatting, squeeze, squirm, standing, straddle, stream, stretch, stroke, stroke, sweep, swing, swinging, tendency, throw, ticker, transfer, transferral, translation, transplant, transplantation, transplanting, transportation, travel, travel, traveling, travelling, troop movement, turn, turning, twist, undulation, upending, vacillation, venture, vibration, war, watch, wave, wave, waver, whirl, wiggle, wobble, women's lib, women's liberation movement, wrench, wriggle, wring, youth crusade, youth movement, Zionism, Zionist movement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Move"ment\, n. [F. mouvement. See {Move}, and cf.
1. The act of moving; change of place or posture;
   transference, by any means, from one situation to another;
   natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as,
   the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the
   movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.

2. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

3. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or
   sudden, movement.

4. (Mus.)
   (a) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a
       piece. ``Any change of time is a change of movement.''
   (b) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in
       itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a
       larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a

5. (Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a
   definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the
   wheelwork of a watch.

{Febrille movement} (Med.), an elevation of the body
   temperature; a fever.

{Movement cure}. (Med.) See {Kinesiatrics}.

{Movement of the bowels}, an evacuation or stool; a passage
   or discharge.

Syn: Motion.

Usage: {Movement}, {Motion}. Motion expresses a general idea
       of not being at rest; movement is oftener used to
       express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing normal movement in your dream, represents your ability to cope with various situations. You are able to adapt to the changing environments that you find yourself in. Seeing quick, smooth movement, represents self-acceptance and/or your quick wit. You are able to easily express your feelings. Seeing slow, difficult movement indicates a fear of failure. Something is holding you back and preventing you to take chances.
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