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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Last season the 6’5’’, 300-pound senior right tackle functioned as a pivotal people-mover in a rushing attack that ranked behind only Oklahoma among Big 12 teams in yards per carry. Chris Johnson,, "Revisiting SI's 2017 Ranking of the Top 100 College Football Players: Who Did We Get Wrong?," 15 June 2018 The new land's centerpiece ride is Submarine Quest, a slow-moving transportation system that combines a people-mover-style ride vehicle with a video game console and animated video screens. Brady Macdonald,, "SeaWorld’s Electric Eel coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space," 10 May 2018 As trends toward autonomous driving, electrification, and vehicle-sharing threaten to turn cars into more utilitarian people-movers, Toyota is using more exciting products such as the Supra for competitive edge. Kevin Buckland,, "Toyota Reinvents Supra in Pursuit of Performance-Car Panache," 6 Mar. 2018 Most of needle-movers from this season should return, except with more experience under the Seahawks’ system. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Pete Carroll doesn’t seem satisfied with 10-6 and the playoffs, and knows offseason work is needed," 8 Jan. 2019 The New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association publishes a list of movers who exceed the minimum standards and have a reputation for good service. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Operation Mother’s Attic," 23 Aug. 2018 But with a top speed pushing 600 mph and impressive maneuverability, the 7X would make for fine competition among the other fast movers in the Jet Class. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "The Business Jet That Thinks It's a Racing Plane," 7 Oct. 2015 Since there are no approved treatments for NASH currently on the market, first-mover advantage in this potentially lucrative market remains up for grabs. Charley Grant, WSJ, "A Big, Fatty Opportunity for Big Pharma," 18 Jan. 2019 State regulations vary, but all interstate movers must, at minimum, be licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "Heed hints when hiring a mover," 29 Apr. 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
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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