|Mouthpiece Mouth"piece` noun 1. The part of a musical or other instrument to which the mouth is applied in using it; as, the mouthpiece of a bugle, or of a tobacco pipe. 2. An appendage to an inlet or outlet opening of a pipe or vessel, to direct or facilitate the inflow or outflow of a fluid. 3. One who delivers the opinion of others or of another; a spokesman; as, the mouthpiece of his party.
Egmont was imprudent enough to make himself the mouthpiece of their remonstrance. Motley.
Movability Mov`a·bil"i·ty noun Movableness.
Movable Mov"a·ble adjective [ Confer Old French movable . See Move .] 1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine. 2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e. , church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year. Movable letter (Heb. Gram.) , a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.
Movable Mov"a·ble noun
; plural Movables 1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
Furnished with the most rich and princely movables . Evelyn. 2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
» The word is not convertible with personal property
, since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are personal property by our law are immovables by the Roman law. Wharton.
Movableness Mov"a·ble·ness noun The quality or state of being movable; mobility; susceptibility of motion.
Movably Mov"a·bly adverb In a movable manner or condition.
(mōv) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Moved
(mōvd); present participle & verbal noun Moving
.] [ Middle English moven
, Old French moveir
, French mouvoir
, Latin movere
; confer Greek 'amei`bein
to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Sanskrit mīv
, past participle mūta
, to move, push. Confer Emotion
to molt, Mob
.] 1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage. 2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king. 3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. Knolles.
No female arts his mind could move . Dryden. 4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. Shak.
When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. Matt. ix. 36.
[ The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror. Felton. 5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
Let me but move one question to your daughter. Shak.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. Hayward. 6. To apply to, as for aid.
[ Obsolete] Shak. Syn.
-- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.
Move Move intransitive verb 1. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. Ps. xviii. 7.
On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . . Dryden. 2. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter. 3. To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another. 4. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
Nor till her lay was ended could I move .
Move Move noun 1. The act of moving; a movement. 2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game. 3. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose. To make a move . (a) To take some action . (b) To move a piece, as in a game. -- To be on the move , to bustle or stir about. [ Colloq.]
Moveless Move`less adjective Motionless; fixed. " Moveless as a tower." Pope.
Movement Move"ment noun [ French mouvement . See Move , and confer 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 (Medicine) , an elevation of the body temperature; a fever. -- Movement cure . (Medicine) 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.
Movent Mo"vent adjective [ Latin movens , present participle of movere . See Move .] Moving. [ R.] Grew.
Movent Mo"vent noun That which moves anything. [ R.]
Mover Mov"er noun 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. 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.
Which are the movers of a languishing death.
Movie Mov"ie noun A moving picture or a moving picture show; -- commonly used in plural [ Slang or Colloq.]
Moving Mov"ing adjective 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 (Botany)
, a leguminous plant ( Desmodium gyrans ); -- so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.
Moving Mov"ing noun The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business. Moving day , a day when one moves; esp., a day when a large number of tenants change their dwelling place.
Moving picture Moving picture A series of pictures, usually photographs taken with a special machine, presented to the eye in very rapid succession, with some or all of the objects in the picture represented in slightly changed positions, producing, by persistence of vision, the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move in some manner, as that of some original scene. The usual form of moving pictures is that produced by the cinematograph.
Movingly Mov"ing·ly adverb In a moving manner. Addison.
Movingness Mov"ing·ness noun The power of moving.
Mow Mow noun [ Written also moe and mowe .] [ French moue pouting, a wry face; confer OD. mouwe the protruded lip.] A wry face. "Make mows at him." Shak.
Mow Mow intransitive verb To make mouths.
Nodding, becking, and mowing . Tyndale.
Mow Mow noun (Zoology) Same as Mew , a gull.
Mow Mow v.
[ present sing. Mow
, plural Mowe
.] [ Anglo-Saxon magan
. See May
] May; can.
now escapen." [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Our walles mowe not make hem resistence. Chaucer.
Mow Mow (mō) transitive verb [ imperfect Mowed (mōd); past participle Mowed or Mown (mōn); present participle & verbal noun Mowing .] [ Middle English mowen , mawen , Anglo-Saxon māwan ; akin to Dutch maaijen , German mähen , Old High German mājan , Danish meie , Latin metere to reap, mow, Greek 'ama^n . Confer Math , Mead a meadow, Meadow .] 1. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine. 2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow. 3. To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with down ; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men.
Mow Mow intransitive verb To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.
Mow Mow noun [ Middle English mowe , Anglo-Saxon m...ga .] 1. A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a barn. 2. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.
Mow Mow transitive verb To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow away.
Mowburn Mow"burn` intransitive verb To heat and ferment in the mow, as hay when housed too green.
Mowe Mowe v. See 4th Mow . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mowe Mowe noun & v. See 1st & 2d Mow . [ Obsolete]
Mower Mow"er noun One who, or that which, mows; a mowing machine; as, a lawn mower .
Mowing Mow"ing noun 1. The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows. 2. Land from which grass is cut; meadow land. Mowing machine , an agricultural machine armed with knives or blades for cutting standing grass, etc. It is drawn by a horse or horses, or propelled by steam.
Mown Mown past participle & adjective Cut down by mowing, as grass; deprived of grass by mowing; as, a mown field.
Mowyer Mow"yer noun A mower. [ Obsolete]
Moxa Mox"a noun [ A corruption of Japan. mogusa (pronounced mongsa ), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi : confer French moxa .] 1. (Medicine) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of Artemisia Chinensis , and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin; hence, any substance used in a like manner, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou. 2. (Botany) A plant from which this substance is obtained, esp. Artemisia Chinensis , and A. moxa .
Moxie Mox"ie noun [ fr. Moxie, a trade name for a beverage.] 1. energy; pep. 2. courage, determination. 3. Know-how, expertise. MW10.
Moya Moy"a noun Mud poured out from volcanoes during eruptions; -- so called in South America.
Moyle Moyle noun & v. See Moil , and Moile .
Mozarab, Mozarabic Moz"a·rab, Moz`a·rab"ic Same as Muzarab , Muzarabic .
Mozetta, Mozzetta Mo·zet"ta, Moz·zet"ta noun [ Italian mozzetta : confer French mosette . Confer Amice a hood or cape.] (Eccl.) A cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Mr. The customary abbreviation of Mister in writing and printing. See Master , 4.
Mrs. Mrs. The customary abbreviation of Mistress when used as a title of courtesy, in writing and printing.
Mucamide Mu·cam"ide noun [ Muc ic + amide .] (Chemistry) The acid amide of mucic acid, obtained as a white crystalline substance.
Mucate Mu"cate noun (Chemistry) A salt of mucic acid.
Muce Muce noun See Muse , and Muset .
Mucedin Mu·ce"din noun [ From Mucus .] (Bot. Chem.) A yellowish white, amorphous, nitrogenous substance found in wheat, rye, etc., and resembling gluten; -- formerly called also mucin .
[ Compar. & superl.
wanting, but supplied by More
(mōr), and Most
(mōst), from another root.] [ Middle English moche
, probably the same as mochel
, from Anglo-Saxon micel
; confer Greek me`gas
, fem. mega`lh
, great, and Icelandic mjök
, adverb , much. √103. See Mickle
.] 1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in. Deut. xxviii. 38. 2. Many in number.
Edom came out against him with much people. Num. xx. 20. 3. High in rank or position.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Much Much noun 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.
He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. 18.
in this sense can be regarded as an adjective qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be modified by as
. 2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.
And [ he] thought not much to clothe his enemies. Milton. To make much of
, to treat as something of especial value or worth.
Much Much adverb
[ Confer Icelandic mjök
. See Much
] To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.
suffering heroes." Pope.
Thou art much mightier than we. Gen. xxvi. 16.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince. Prov. xvii. 7.
Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Milton.
Life much .
All left the world much as they found it. Sir W. Temple.
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