1. a change of position that does not entail a change of location

- movement is a sign of life

- an impatient move of his hand

Similar word(s): motility, motion, move

Definition categories: act, change

2. the act of changing location from one place to another

- the movement of people from the farms to the cities

- his move put him directly in my path

Similar word(s): motion, move

Definition categories: act, change

3. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Similar word(s): motion

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

4. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

- he was a charter member of the movement

- politicians have to respect a mass movement

Similar word(s): front

Definition categories: group

5. a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

- the second movement is slow and melodic

Definition categories: communication, composition, opus, piece

6. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

- the movement to end slavery

Similar word(s): campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

Definition categories: act, venture

7. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

- the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

Similar word(s): motion

Definition categories: phenomenon

8. a euphemism for defecation

- he had a bowel movement

Definition categories: process, defecation, laxation

9. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

- a broad movement of the electorate to the right

Similar word(s): drift, trend

Definition categories: thought, disposition, inclination, tendency

10. the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)

- it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement

Definition categories: man–made, action

11. the act of changing the location of something

- the movement of cargo onto the vessel

Definition categories: act, change

Sentences with movement as a noun:

- I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.

- The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.

- Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.

- The movement on his cutter was devastating.