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 To land the order, Tesla was able to play off its first-mover advantage by offering Hertz a network of places customers could recharge their vehicles. Nora Naughton, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 The goal of each company is often to scale and achieve a first-mover advantage in their market. Brittain Ladd, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 That first-mover advantage is looking more like a liability right now as the effectiveness of that initial batch of doses appears to wear down, and cases spike again. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2021 Brown is a chain-mover as a receiver and a good blocker in the run game. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 11 Oct. 2021 Reilly, a pending free agent, acquitted himself well as a puck-mover., 15 June 2021 In the meantime, first mover governments should continue to improve their respective governance frameworks to incentivize investment in the space. Yaw Okyere Thompson, Quartz, 22 Oct. 2021 If that doesn’t change, expect Reigns to remain atop the WWE throne—both as its top merchandise mover and its Universal Champion. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Heady puck-mover with a long, strong defender is a preferable combo for most situations., 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Mover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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
: 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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