from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Moving; that moves; that is being moved.
  • n. Anything that is moved or that moves, or that gives motion; mover.
  • n. Alternative form of movant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moving.
  • n. That which moves anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moving; not quiescent.
  • n. That which moves anything.


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  • Note 61: "Mars ferus et summum tangens cytherea tonantem dant tibi regna pares et tua fata movent."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Haec res est praecipue digna admiratione, quod tanta affectuum varietate cietur cor, quod omnes retristes et laetae statim corda feriunt et movent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Fraenaet stimuli animi, velut in mari quaedam aurae leves, quaedam placidae, quaedam turbulentae: sic in corpore quaedam affectiones excitant tantum, quaedam ita movent, ut de statu judicii depellant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • His gradatim, cum pure effluente, pars media expletur, et inde magis magisque crescentibus et dispersis corporis universi superficies tabe ac scabie laborat, quae propinquantibus simul horrorem ac nauseam movent.

    An account of the manners and customs of the Aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans, by Edward John Eyre

  • So this reasoning also shows that when a thing is moved, if it is not moved immediately by something that moves itself, the series brings us at some time or other to a movent of this kind.


  • Therefore the series must come to an end, and there must be a first movent and a first moved: for the fact that this impossibility results only from the assumption of a particular case is immaterial, since the case assumed is theoretically possible, and the assumption of a theoretically possible case ought not to give rise to any impossible result.


  • And the same is true of hearing and smelling: for the primary movent in respect to the moved is the air.


  • Further, in the latter case, either the movent immediately precedes the last thing in the series, or there may be one or more intermediate links: e.g. the stick moves the stone and is moved by the hand, which again is moved by the man: in the man, however, we have reached a movent that is not so in virtue of being moved by something else.


  • Every movent moves something and moves it with something, either with itself or with something else: e.g. a man moves a thing either himself or with a stick, and a thing is knocked down either by the wind itself or by a stone propelled by the wind.


  • If, therefore, it can be shown that that which is pushing and that which is pushing and pulling are adjacent respectively to that which is being pushed and that which is being pulled, it will be evident that in all locomotion there is nothing intermediate between moved and movent.



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