movement movement  /ˈmuv mənt/


  1. (n) a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  2. (n) the act of changing location from one place to another
  3. (n) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
  4. (n) a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
  5. (n) a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
  6. (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  7. (n) an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
  8. (n) a euphemism for defecation
  9. (n) a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
  10. (n) the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
  11. (n) the act of changing the location of something



  1. So take out all this movement stuff.
  2. Rare and unpublished photographs of the civil rights movement from the Life Magazine archive.
  3. In a rant packed with curses, he said it was a worthless movement of pubescent girls who fancied the lead singers of bands.


  1. Hamas calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Monday urged Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria, where they are battling for President Bashar al-Assad, and focus on fighting Israel instead. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, was once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that at the time deprived the Syrian leader ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. In 'The New Abolitionist Movement' to Stop Sex Trafficking, Christians Are Still Key Players

    Today, a new abolitionist movement is emerging in New York, this time to abolish the global trade of women and children for sex, and committed Christians are centrally involved key players.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  3. prayer movement What it’s about

    Trumbull County Prayer Movement began about seven years ago when a fellowship of about 15 pastors
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Youngstown Vindicator


  1. Democrat Barack Obama told an ecstatic crowd of supporters: "Our time has come, our movement is real and change is coming to America."
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

  2. Obama has "built a movement that is changing the face of politics in this country, and he has demonstrated a special gift for inspiring young people - known for a willingness to volunteer, but an aversion to politics - to become engaged in the...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Caroline Kennedy Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. Serena said: "I thought, 'Wow, I've just got to make sure I'm here on Thursday'. I've been working on my curtsy. It's a little extreme, so I'm going to have to tone it down. I have a lot of arm movement."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Venus Williams Source: The Press Association

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /