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

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This new research suggests that an improving neighbourhood might have similar impacts on non-movers. C.k. | Washington, The Economist, "Can gentrification be a force for positive social change?," 2 Aug. 2019 Medvedev is an outstanding mover with a massive if unpredictable serve. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Daniil Medvedev reaches first grand slam final at US Open," 6 Sep. 2019 The new crew tends to go from 500,000 euros to two million, though the latter would have to have a following, so from the very beginning their name would be a mover of product. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Millennials Are Taking Over Fashion, Too," 5 Sep. 2019 Because the storm is predicted to be a slow mover, effects from wind, rain and storm surge could be prolonged, lingering through the middle of next week on Florida’s east coast. Washington Post, "Historic Hurricane Dorian unleashing ‘catastrophic’ blow in northern Bahamas. Hurricane warnings posted for Florida’s east coast.," 3 Sep. 2019 Scouts see him as a well-rounded puck mover who can run a power play and make a good first pass. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "How will Niklas Kronwall's retirement affect Detroit Red Wings?," 3 Sep. 2019 Because the storm is predicted to be a slow mover, effects from wind, rain and storm surge could be prolonged, lingering through the middle of next week. Jason Samenow, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Dorian blasting Bahamas and bearing down on Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas," 2 Sep. 2019 Analysts are increasingly concerned that, as competition heats up, Netflix’s first-mover advantage will fade. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "The Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu Bundle Is the First Bomb Dropped in the Video Streaming War," 7 Aug. 2019 Outside of that, the biggest movers were Regis Jesuit, which climbed four spots to No. 5 in Class 5A after its upset of then-No. 5 Pomona, and Pueblo East, which dropped seven spots to No. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "CHSAANow prep football rankings, Week 2: Regis climbs after upset of Pomona," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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