To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window. To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly. To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun. To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; moved into the lead. To go from one residence or location to another; relocate. To start off; depart. To be disposed of by sale: Woolens move slowly in the summer. To change posture or position; stir: was afraid to move. Games To change the position of a piece in a board game. To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery. To exhibit great activity or energy. To initiate an action; act. To be active in a particular environment: moves in diplomatic circles. To stir the emotions: words that have the power to move. To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure: move for an adjournment. To evacuate. Used of the bowels. To change the place or position of: moved her office; could not move his arm. To cause to go from one place to another: moved the crowd away. Games To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game: moved a pawn. To change the course of: moved the discussion to other matters. To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion: "Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him\u201d ( Shakespeare). To prompt to an action; rouse: Anger moved her to speak out. To set or keep in motion. To cause to function. To cause to progress or advance.