Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

movement

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun movement pronunciation in American English /ˈmuvmənt/
Word Forms
Close
singularmovement
pluralmovements
  1. 1
    [countable] a group of people who share the same goal and work together to achieve it

    the peace movement

    There have been several movements for reform over the last century.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a change in the position of your body, or a particular way of moving your body

    rhythmic movements

    The injury has severely restricted movement in his right arm.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of moving things from one place to another

    The agreement governs the free movement of goods between countries.

  4. 4
    [countable] a change in someones attitude, opinion, or behavior, especially over a period of time

    We have seen a growing movement toward natural medicine.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a change that leads toward improving a situation or solving a problem

      There has been little movement in the negotiations since January.

  5. 5

    movements

    [plural] someones activities over a period of time

    Their job is to monitor the movements of suspected terrorists.

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog