HyperDic: movement

English > 11 senses of the word movement:
NOUNactmovement, motion, move, motilitya change of position that does not entail a change of location
actmovement, motion, movethe act of changing location from one place to another
eventmovement, motiona natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
groupmovement, social movement, fronta group of people with a common ideology / ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
communicationmovementa major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
actmovement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, efforta series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
phenomenonmovement, apparent motion, motion, apparent movementan optical illusion of motion / motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
processmovement, bowel movement, bma euphemism for defecation
cognitionmovement, drift, trenda general tendency to change (as of opinion)
artifactmovementthe driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
actmovementthe act of changing the location of something
movement > pronunciation
Soundsmuw'vmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA change of position that does not entail a change of location.
Example "movement is a sign of life"
Synonymsmotion, move, motility
Narrowerabduction(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
adduction(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
agitationThe act of agitating something
body EnglishA motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
circumductionA circular movement of a limb or eye
disturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmicsThe interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions
eye movementThe movement of the eyes
fetal movement, foetal movementmotion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
flit, dartA sudden quick movement
gesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
headshake, headshakingThe act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
inclination, incliningThe act of inclining
inversion, upendingturning upside down
inversion, eversion, evertingThe act of turning inside out
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccadeAn abrupt spasmodic movement
kick, kickingA rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
kneel, kneelingsupporting yourself on your knees
lurch, pitch, pitchingabrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
openingThe act of opening something
prostrationThe act of assuming a prostrate position
reach, reaching, stretchThe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
reciprocationAlternating back-and-forth movement
recliningThe act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
retractionThe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retroflection, retroflexionThe act of bending backward
rotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
shutting, closingThe act of closing something
sittingThe act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
sitting, posing(photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
snapThe act of snapping the fingers
squat, squattingThe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
standingThe act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
straddle, spanThe act of sitting or standing astride
strokeA single complete movement
sweepA movement in an arc
tossAn abrupt movement
vibration, quiver, quiveringThe act of vibrating
waveA movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
waver, flutter, flickerThe act of moving back and forth
wiggle, wriggle, squirmThe act of wiggling
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmotilitat, moviment
Verbsmovemove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of changing location from one place to another.
Example "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"
Synonymsmotion, move
Narrowerapproach, approaching, comingThe act of drawing spatially closer to something
crawlA very slow movement
descentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
flow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
haste, hurry, rush, rushingThe act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
locomotion, travelself-propelled movement
lurch, lungeThe act of moving forward suddenly
maneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
migrationThe movement of persons from one country or locality to another
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionThe act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
pursuit, chase, pursual, followingThe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
returnThe act of going back to a prior location
rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingThe act of changing location in an upward direction
shift, shiftingThe act of moving from one place to another
slide, glide, coastThe act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
slippagefailing to hold or slipping out of place
speed, speeding, hurryingchanging location rapidly
swing, swinging, vacillationchanging location by moving back and forth
translation, displacementThe act of uniform movement
travel, traveling, travellingThe act of going from one place to another
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishdesplazamiento, movimiento, traslado
Catalandesplaçament, moviment, trasllat
Verbsmovecause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
movechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
movechange location
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.
Synonymmotion
NarrowerBrownian movement, Brownian motion, pedesisThe random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid / liquid
approach, approachingThe event of one object coming closer to another
bending, bendmovement that causes the formation of a curve
change of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
crustal movement, tectonic movementmovement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
deflection, deflexionThe movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
heave(geology) a horizontal dislocation
jitterA small irregular movement
passing, passageThe motion / motion of one object relative to another
periodic motion, periodic movementmotion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same
recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashA movement back from an impact
recoil, kickThe backward jerk of a gun / gun when it is fired
seekThe movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
squeeze, wringA twisting squeeze
throw, stroke, cam strokeThe maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
turning, turnA movement in a new direction
twist, wrenchA jerky pulling movement
undulationwavelike motion
wave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
wave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
whirl, commotionconfused / confused movement
wobbleAn unsteady rocking motion / motion
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
Verbsmovechange location
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA group of people with a common ideology / ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals.
Examples
  • "he was a charter member of the movement"
  • "politicians have to respect a mass movement"
Synonymssocial movement, front
NarrowerBoy ScoutsAn international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
Civil Rights movementmovement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens
Free French, Fighting FrenchA French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
Zionism, Zionist movementA movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine
artistic movement, art movementA group of artists who agree on general principles / principles
common frontA movement in which several individuals or groups with different interests join together
cultural movementA group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals
ecumenism, oecumenismA movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
falun gongA spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
political movementA group of people working together to achieve a political goal
reform movementA movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
religious movementA movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishmovimiento, movimiento social
Catalanfront, moviment
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata.
Example"the second movement is slow and melodic"
Part ofsonataA musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
NarrowerintermezzoA short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
scherzoA fast movement (usually in triple time)
Broadermusical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicA musical work that has been created
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Example "the movement to end slavery"
Synonymscampaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort
Narroweradvertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitzAn organized program of advertisements
anti-war movementA campaign against entering or continuing a war
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaignThe campaign of a candidate to be elected
charm campaignA campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerismA movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's libThe movement aimed at equal rights for women
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effortA campaign to raise money for some cause
gay liberation movement, gay libThe movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost causeA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reformA campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
warA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
youth movement, youth crusadePolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishcampaña, causa, cometido, cruzada, empeño, misión, movimiento
Catalancampanya, causa, moviment
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 7, phenomenon
MeaningAn optical illusion of motion / motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.
Example "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
Synonymsapparent motion, motion, apparent movement
Broaderoptical illusionAn optical phenomenon that results in a false / false or deceptive visual impression
Spanishmovimiento
Catalanmoviment
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 8, process
MeaningA euphemism for defecation.
Example"he had a bowel movement"
Synonymsbowel movement, bm
Broaderdefecation, laxation, shittingThe elimination of fecal waste through the anus
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
Spanishmovimiento intestinal, movimiento
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 9, cognition
MeaningA general tendency to change (as of opinion).
Example "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
Synonymsdrift, trend
Narrowerevolutionary trendA general direction of evolutionary change
gravitationA figurative movement toward some attraction
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Spanishcorriente, tendencia
Catalancorrent
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningThe driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock).
Example"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
Part ofclockA timepiece that shows the time of day
watch, tickerA small portable timepiece
Broaderaction, action mechanismThe operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
Spanishmovimiento
English > movement: 11 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of changing the location of something.
Example"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
Narrowerdisplacement, deracinationTo move something from its natural environment
insertion, introduction, intromissionThe act of putting one thing into another
lowering, letting downThe act of causing something to move to a lower level
transplant, transplantation, transplantingThe act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyanceThe act of moving something from one location to another
troop movementmovement of military units to a new location
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Verbsmovecause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

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