from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Changing or capable of changing position.
  • adjective Relating to or involved in a transfer of furnishings from one location to another.
  • adjective Causing or producing motion.
  • adjective Involving a motor vehicle in motion.
  • adjective Arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing to move or act; impelling; instigating; persuading; influencing: as, the moving cause of a dispute.
  • Exciting the feelings, especially the tender feelings; touching; pathetic; affecting.
  • noun Movement; motion; impulse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business.
  • noun a day when one moves; esp., a day when a large number of tenants change their dwelling place.
  • adjective Changing place or posture; causing motion or action.
  • adjective Exciting movement of the mind or feelings; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic.
  • adjective (Mech.) a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body.
  • adjective (Bot.) a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); -- so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That moves or move.
  • adjective That causes someone to feel emotion.
  • verb Present participle of move.
  • noun uncountable The relocation of goods
  • noun countable A causing of a movement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in motion
  • adjective arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion
  • adjective used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion


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