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movement British & World English

An act of moving

movement English Thesaurus

Rachel made a sudden movement

men's movement British & World English

(Chiefly in the US) a movement aimed at liberating men from traditional views about their character and role in society

bowel movement British & World English

An act of defecation

Oxford Movement British & World English

A Christian movement started in Oxford in 1833, seeking to restore traditional Catholic teachings and ceremonial 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

women's movement British & World English

A broad movement campaigning for women’s liberation and rights

Oxford Movement New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Christian movement to restore Catholic ceremonial within the Church of England

Aesthetic Movement British & World English

A literary and artistic movement which 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, Aubrey Beardsley, and others associated with the journal the Yellow Book

charismatic movement British & World English

A fundamentalist movement within the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other Christian Churches that emphasizes talents held to be conferred by the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and healing of the sick

cooperative movement British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

(Among Aboriginal people) the drive to establish autonomous communities and abandon settlements on mission stations and government reserves

rapid eye movement British & World English

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

temperance movement British & World English

A movement seeking restrictions on the consumption of alcohol

Arts and Crafts Movement British & World English

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

Brownian motion British & World 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 British & World English

A secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country


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