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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Ndrangheta mob, one of the world’s biggest movers of cocaine. Washington Post, "Uruguayan prison chief quits after Italian mobster escapes," 26 June 2019 The charity also provides movers and interior designers who interview once-homeless families to help customize their homes. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Charity furnishes 40th home for formerly homeless family," 21 June 2019 Witt is projected as a true five-tool talent, a potential quick mover through the minor leagues, and athletic enough for big league shortstop. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Bobby Witt Jr., Ned Yost, Patrick Mahomes and dad’n," 4 June 2019 Bowman was one of the biggest movers in this segment, jumping from a No. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "Joey Logano dominates at Michigan before winning rescheduled race in overtime," 10 June 2019 Anisimova struck an impressive 25 winners to just 24 unforced errors against one of the game's top movers and on the clay surface that can so often inflate the number of miscues. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Simona Halep crashes out to teen Amanda Anisimova at French Open," 6 June 2019 Batum tried to figure out how his role as a ball-mover clicked with that. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Dwight Howard hasn’t changed the Charlotte Hornets’ fortunes. Is it time for a trade? | Charlotte Observer," 1 Apr. 2018 Advertising Among the biggest movers Friday were companies that issued their latest quarterly report cards. Alex Veiga, The Seattle Times, "S&P 500 posts biggest quarterly gain in a decade; Lyft soars," 31 Mar. 2019 Among other individual stock movers, Nike shares fell 89 cents, or 1%, to 83.95 after a shoe malfunction at the college basketball matchup between Duke University and University of North Carolina. Will Horner, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks End Lower on Disappointing Data, Earnings," 21 Feb. 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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