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movement US English

An act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed

movement US Thesaurus

Rachel made a sudden movement

men's movement US English

A movement aimed at liberating men from traditional views about their character and role in society

bowel movement US English

An act of defecation

Oxford Movement US English

A Christian movement started in Oxford, England, in 1833, seeking to restore traditional Catholic teachings and ceremony within the Church of England. Its leaders were John Keble, Edward Pusey, and (until he became a Roman Catholic) John Henry Newman. It formed the basis of the present Anglo-Catholic (or High Church) tradition

peace movement US English

A broad movement opposed to preparations for war, especially a movement in Britain and western Europe attempting since the 1950s to bring about a reduction in or elimination of nuclear weapons

pincer movement US English

A movement by two separate bodies of troops converging on the enemy

women's movement US English

A broad movement campaigning for women’s liberation and rights

Aesthetic Movement US English

A literary and artistic movement that flourished in England in the 1880s, devoted to “art for art’s sake” and rejecting the notion that art should have a social or moral purpose. Its chief exponents included Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, and Aubrey Beardsley

charismatic movement US English

A movement within some Christian churches that emphasizes gifts believed to be conferred by the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and healing of the sick

cooperative movement US English

A movement originating in the industrial areas of northern England and Scotland in the late 18th century, based on the belief that industries and commercial concerns should be owned and controlled by the people working in them, for joint economic benefit

Non-Aligned Movement US English

A grouping of chiefly developing countries pursuing a policy of neutrality towards the superpowers (i.e. the US and formerly the USSR) in world politics

outstation movement US English

A campaign among Aboriginal people to move out of mission stations, government reserves, towns, etc., and establish autonomous communities in remote areas, especially on traditional tribal lands

rapid eye movement US English

A jerky motion of a person’s eyes occurring in REM sleep

temperance movement US English

A movement seeking restrictions on the consumption of alcohol

human rights movement US English

A broad movement campaigning against the violation of human rights

Arts and Crafts Movement US English

An English decorative arts movement of the second half of the 19th century that sought to revive the ideal of craftsmanship in an age of increasing mechanization and mass production. William Morris was its most prominent member

bowel movement in movement US English

An act of defecation

Brownian motion US English

The erratic random movement of microscopic particles in a fluid, as a result of continuous bombardment from molecules of the surrounding medium

resistance movement in resistance US English

A secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country