mov·​er | \ ˈmü-vər How to pronounce mover (audio) \

Definition of mover

: one that moves or sets something in motion especially : one whose business or occupation is the moving of household goods from one residence to another

Examples of mover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And of course there's Elon Musk's The Boring Company, which completed the second tunnel for its underground people-mover system at the Las Vegas Convention Center earlier this year. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Humans Have Taken Their First Trip Inside a Hyperloop," 11 Nov. 2020 The storm will be a quick mover and there could be some sunshine that develops during the afternoon., "Scattered showers in the morning," 27 Oct. 2020 But for markets, the US election results will be the big mover. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Wall Street got the election night it feared the most," 4 Nov. 2020 Midlothian was the other big mover of the week, jumping from 17th to 13th after an impressive 49-14 win over Birdville. Dallas News, "SportsDayHS' Oct. 25 Dallas-area rankings: Newcomers crash 6A’s top 20; Midlothian makes big jump in 5A," 25 Oct. 2020 The French manufacturer and its partner Nissan Motor Co. have long enjoyed a first-mover advantage in the market. Tara Patel,, "Renault Bolsters Electric-Car Lineup After Squandering Lead," 15 Oct. 2020 It is expected to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico and could become a slow mover. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical Depression 19: How could it affect Alabama?," 11 Sep. 2020 Velodyne’s early mover status is important, Grant said, with lidar systems playing in robotics, automotive, and trucking, yet the field has become more crowded lately with competitors Luminar, Innoviz and Quanergy in the mix. Edward Ludlow,, "Velodyne Lidar Chief Eyes Growth as Stock Sinks in Public Debut," 30 Sep. 2020 On the air the other day, John McEnroe, Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill agreed that Djokovic is the greatest mover — the quickest, most superior athlete, particularly on defense — in the history of hardcourt tennis. Bruce Jenkins,, "As Novak Djokovic departs, Serena Williams continues her quest," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of mover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Mover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mover

: someone or something that moves in a certain way
: a machine that moves people or things from one place to another
US : a person or company that moves furniture and other possessions from one home or place of business to another


mov·​er | \ ˈmü-vər How to pronounce mover (audio) \

Kids Definition of mover

: a person or company that moves the belongings of others (as from one home to another)

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