Moveless to Muckworm
(Move`less), a. Motionless; fixed. "Moveless as a tower." Pope.
(Move"ment) n. [F. mouvement. See Move, and cf. Moment.]
1. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural
or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the
movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.
2. Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
3. Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
4. (Mus.) (a) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece. "Any change of time is a change
of movement." Busby. (b) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own
time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony.
5. (Mech.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming
motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.
Febrile movement (Med.), an elevation of the body temperature; a fever. Movement cure. (Med.)
See Kinesiatrics. Movement of the bowels, an evacuation or stool; a passage or discharge.
Syn. Motion. Movement, Motion. Motion expresses a general idea of not being at rest; movement
is oftener used to express a definite, regulated motion, esp. a progress.
(Mo"vent) a. [L. movens, p. pr. of movere. See Move.] Moving. [R.] Grew.
(Mo"vent), n. That which moves anything. [R.]
1. A person or thing that moves, stirs, or changes place.
2. A person or thing that imparts motion, or causes change of place; a motor.
3. One who, or that which, excites, instigates, or causes movement, change, etc.; as, movers of sedition.
These most poisonous compounds,Shak.
Which are the movers of a languishing death.
4. A proposer; one who offers a proposition, or recommends anything for consideration or adoption; as,
the mover of a resolution in a legislative body.
1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power.
2. Exciting movement of the mind; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as,
a moving appeal.
I sang an old moving story.Coleridge. Moving force (Mech.), a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body. Moving
plant (Bot.), a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); so called because its leaflets have a distinct
(Mov"ing), n. The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling
place or place of business.