Movement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmuːvmənt|  American pronunciation of the word movement
Brit.  |ˈmuːvm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word movement


- a change of position that does not entail a change of location (syn: motility, motion, move)
movement is a sign of life
- the act of changing location from one place to another (syn: motion, move)
the movement of people from the farms to the cities
- a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something (syn: motion)
- a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals (syn: front)
he was a charter member of the movement
politicians have to respect a mass movement
- a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
the second movement is slow and melodic
- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (syn: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort)
the movement to end slavery
- an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object (syn: motion)
the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement
- a euphemism for defecation
he had a bowel movement
- a general tendency to change (as of opinion) (syn: drift, trend)
a broad movement of the electorate to the right
- the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement
- the act of changing the location of something
the movement of cargo onto the vessel

Extra examples

He developed an efficient system for movement of raw materials to the factory.

Studying the movements of the planets

We wore loose clothes to allow for easier movement.

The graceful movements of a dancer

The police have been keeping a careful record of his movements.

There's a movement afoot to rename the town.

A book about the history of the civil rights movement

They joined the antiwar movement.

Mendes led a movement to stop destruction of the rain forest.

A slight movement of the curtains showed where she was hiding.

He motioned to the door with a movement of his head.

There's been no movement in the peace talks since Thursday.

A motion detector can sense movement.

A leader of the antiwar movement

The movement quickly gained a following among young people.

Word forms

singular: movement
plural: movements
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