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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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MOVE, verb transitive moov. [Latin moveo.]

1. To impel; to carry, convey or draw from one place to another; to cause to change place or posture in any manner or by any means. The wind moves a ship; the cartman moves goods; the horse moves a cart or carriage. Mere matter cannot move itself. Machines are moved by springs, weights, or force applied.

2. To excite into action; to affect; to agitate; to rouse; as, to move the passions.

3. To cause to act or determine; as, to move the will.

4. To persuade; to prevail on; to excite from a state of rest or indifference.

Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.

But when no female arts his mind could move

She turn'd to furious hate her impious love.

5. To excite tenderness, pity or grief in the heart; to affect; to touch pathetically; to excite feeling in.

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

When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them--Matthew 9:36.

6. To make angry; to provoke; to irritate.

7. To excite tumult or commotion.

When they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was moved about them. Ruth 1:19. Matthew 21:10.

8. To influence or incite by secret agency.

God moved them to depart from him. 2 Chronicles 18:31. 2 Peter 1:21.

9. To shake; to agitate.

The kingdoms were moved. Psalms 46:5. Jeremiah 49:21.

10. To propose; to offer for consideration and determination; as, to move a resolution in a deliberative assembly.

11. To propose; to recommend.

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

12. To prompt; to incite; to instigate. Acts 17:28.

MOVE, verb intransitive To change place or posture; to stir; to pass or go in any manner or direction from one place or part of space to another. The planets move in their orbits; the earth moves on its axis; a ship moves at a certain rate an hour. We move by walking, running or turning; animals move by creeping, swimming or flying.

On the green bank I sat and listened long,

Nor till her lay was ended could I move

1. To have action.

In him we live, and move and have our being. Acts 17:28.

2. To have the power of action.

Every moving thing that liveth, shall be meat for you.

Genesis 9:1.

3. To walk.

He moves with manly grace.

4. To march. The army moved and took a position behind a wood.

5. To tremble; to shake.

The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. Psalms 18:7.

6. To change residence. Men move with their families from one house, town or state to another.

MOVE, noun The act of moving; the act of transferring from place to place, as in chess.