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Meaning of moving by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -uːvɪŋ


    moving ( comparative more moving, superlative most moving )

    1. ( no comparative or superlative ) That moves or move .
      moving pictures
    2. That causes someone to feel emotion .
      a moving story



    1. Present participle of move .


    moving ( countable and uncountable; plural: movings )

    1. ( uncountable ) The relocation of goods
    2. ( countable ) A causing of a movement
      The rats' movings are willed movements .

Explanation of moving by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

    2. she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter- N. Hawthorne
    3. in motion

    4. a constantly moving crowd
      the moving parts of the machine
    5. used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion

    6. Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'

    Definition of moving by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Move ( mv ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved ( mvd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. ἀμείβειν to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. mīv, p. p. mūta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.]
      1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, “the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.”

      2. ( Chess, Checkers, etc. ) To transfer ( a piece or man ) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, “to move a king”.

      3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

      Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. Knolles.

      No female arts his mind could move. Dryden.

      4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. Shak.

      When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. Matt. ix. 36.

      [The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror. Felton.

      5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, “to move to adjourn”.

      Let me but move one question to your daughter. Shak.

      They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. Hayward.

      6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.] Shak.

      Syn. -- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.

    2. Moving, a.
      1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, “a moving car, or power”.

      2. Exciting movement of the mind or feelings; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, “a moving appeal”.

      I sang an old moving story. Coleridge.

      Moving force ( Mech. ), a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body. -- Moving plant ( Bot. ), a leguminous plant ( Desmodium gyrans ); -- so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.

    3. Moving, n. The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business.

      Moving day, a day when one moves; esp., a day when a large number of tenants change their dwelling place.