Textual thesaurus for "movement"

(noun) motion, move

the act of changing location from one place to another

police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

(noun) motility, motion, move

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

the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

(noun) campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

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

he supported populist campaigns; they worked in the cause of world peace; the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant; the movement to end slavery; contributed to the war effort

(noun) trend, drift

a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book; a broad movement of the electorate to the right

(noun) motion

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

(noun) social movement, front

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; he led the national liberation front

(noun) apparent motion, apparent movement, motion

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

the cinema relies on apparent motion; the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

(noun) bm, bowel movement

a euphemism for defecation

he had a bowel movement