American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. Physical motion between points in space.
- n. horology 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. music A large division of a larger composition.
- n. aviation An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
- n. baseball The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
- n. An act of emptying the bowels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Mech.) 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.
- 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)
“The process then consists in extracting from all the movements peculiar to all the figures an impersonal movement abstract and simple, _movement in general_, so to speak: we put this into the apparatus, and we reconstitute the individuality of each particular movement by combining this nameless movement with the personal attitudes.”
“Now it is this complete awareness, this brimfull interest in our own dynamic changes, in our various and variously combined facts of movement inasmuch as _energy_ and _intention, _ it is this sense of the _values of movement_ which”
“The wave, as has been described, is a concrete with an upward and a downward movement united; but its last constituent is that which most affects the ear and leaves upon it the stronger impression, and hence, especially if it be given with a wide interval, _its dominant characteristic will be that of the second movement_; for example, if the second movement be upward, the wave may express interrogation mingled with surprise or scorn; if the second movement be downward, the wave may express astonishment mingled with indignation.”
“The adage "buy cheap and sell dear," or its practical equivalent -- so scary and imitative are investors -- _Buy during the last of a selling movement and sell during the last of a buying movement_, resolves itself, we venture to repeat, into: _Buy when the decline caused by a panic has produced such liquidation that discounts and loans, after steady and long-continued diminution, either become stationary for a period or else increase progressively coincident with a steady increase in available funds; and sell for converse reasons_.”
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“This movement is a sort of walking masturbation for these clowns.”
“We may want to pretend that the militia movement is anything but a bunch of paranoid delusional xenophobes who are periodically whipped into a frenzy by a wealthy elite who are only conservative in the sense that they want to conserve their own power.”
“The teabagger/birther movement is a movement of white evangelicals, in which all the social concerns and issues of white evangelicals are publicly and proudly displayed.”
“HAGERTY: In an interview, Kremer explains that the movement is a big tent, including not just religious people but atheists and libertarians.”
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