1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally,
in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
Furnished with the most rich and princely movables.Evelyn.
2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
The word is not convertible with personal property, since rents and similar incidents of the soil which
are personal property by our law are immovables by the Roman law. Wharton.
(Mov"a*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being movable; mobility; susceptibility of motion.
(Mov"a*bly), adv. In a movable manner or condition.
(Move) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved (m&oomacvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.] [OE. moven, OF.
moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. miv, p.
p. muta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.]
1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push
from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according
to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.Knolles.
No female arts his mind could move.Dryden.
4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to
excite, as an emotion. Shak.
When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them.Matt. ix. 36.
[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror.Felton.
5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a
deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
Let me but move one question to your daughter.Shak.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.Hayward.
6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.
(Move), v. i.
1. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a
ship moves rapidly.
The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.Ps. xviii. 7.
On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . .Dryden.
Nor till her lay was ended could I move.