from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
- n. A particular manner of moving.
- n. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
- n. 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.
- n. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal: a leader of the labor movement.
- n. A tendency or trend: a movement toward larger kitchens.
- n. A change in the market price of a security or commodity.
- n. An evacuation of the bowels.
- n. The matter so evacuated.
- n. The suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design.
- n. The progression of events in the development of a literary plot.
- n. The rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetic composition.
- n. Music A self-contained section of an extended composition.
- n. A mechanism, such as the works of a watch, that produces or transmits motion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Physical motion between points in space.
- n. For a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
- n. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
- n. A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
- n. A large division of a larger composition.
- n. An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
- n. The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
- n. An act of emptying the bowels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion.
- n. Manner or style of moving.
- n. Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement.
- n. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
- n. The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
- n. One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work.
- n. A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.
- n. A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or condition of moving, in any sense of that word.
- n. A particular act or motion; figuratively, a quality or effect as of motion.
- n. Action; incident.
- n. A course or series of actions or incidents moving more or less continuously in the direction of some specific end: as, the antislavery movement; a reactionary movement.
- n. The extent or value of commercial transactions for some specified time or place: as, the movement in coffee is insignificant.
- n. A particular form or arrangement of moving parts in mechanism: as, the movement of a watch (that is, all that part of a watch that is not the case); the movement of an organ or a pianoforte.
- n. Milit., a change of position of a body of troops in tactical or strategical evolutions.
- n. In music:
- n. Motion; melodic progression. See motion, 14.
- n. Rhythm; meter; accentual character: as, a march movement.
- n. Tempo; pace; relative speed of performance: as, with a quick movement.
- n. A principal division or section of an extended work, like a sonata or a symphony, having its own key, tempo, themes, and development, more or less distinct from the others.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a euphemism for defecation
- n. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
- n. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
- n. the act of changing the location of something
- n. a change of position that does not entail a change of location
- n. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
- n. a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
- n. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
- n. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
- n. the act of changing location from one place to another
- n. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
From Old French movement (modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere ("move"). (Wiktionary)