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.]

(Mov"er) n.

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,
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.

(Mov"ing), a.

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.

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 automatic motion.

(Mov"ing), n. The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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