mov·​er | \ˈmü-vər \

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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Entering the draft with four of the first 34 selections in hand puts Atlanta in position to be movers. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Needs for All 30 Teams," 15 June 2018 Amid Tuesday’s scorching heat, good-humored movers Jim Turner and Jordan Derus of pushed an upright into position outside the downtown's sprawling Holiday Market. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Old pianos set to spend summer on streets of downtown Royal Oak," 30 May 2018 Remember how my dad is a mover, and moves all the Kardashians/Jenners?????? Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Called Out a Fan Who Made Up a Story About Travis Scott on Instagram," 19 Aug. 2018 Confidence: High Tonight: Low pressure is a slow mover this time, so rains continue as temperatures hold or slip slightly down into the lower 50s and even some cooler 40s are possible in the outer western to northwestern suburbs. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Cool and rainy through tomorrow afternoon, sun returns by Thursday," 24 Apr. 2018 Walker might be this team’s point guard, but Batum is the Hornets’ top ball-mover and facilitator. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "4 burning questions for the next Hornets coach, including how best to use Malik Monk | Charlotte Observer," 22 Apr. 2018 Fearing that your neighbors will hate you because your movers blocked the street with the truck. Cindy Dampier,, "Cruising Craigslist for new furniture, with an 'Empire' set decorator as your guide," 24 May 2018 Last year, the National Consumer Complaint Database received more than 4,000 complaints from consumers for everything from a delayed delivery to having their goods held hostage by their movers. New York Times, "Hire Interstate Movers Without Getting Scammed," 8 May 2018 As of today, the movers are still waiting for their dough. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Nearly a year later, Lil Wayne still hasn't paid moving company, records show | Miami Herald," 8 May 2018

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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

: a person or company that moves furniture and other possessions from one home or place of business to another


mov·​er | \ˈmü-vər \

Kids Definition of mover

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

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