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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Recent Examples on the Web Malaysia hoped that its first mover advantage in the smart city arena would attract investors. Astrid R.n. Haas, Quartz Africa, "African countries keep building new cities to meet rapid urbanization even if people won’t live in them," 1 Nov. 2019 The biggest movers this week were UCLA and Stanford, both upset winners this week. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Pac-12 power rankings: Oregon, Utah stay on course as UCLA makes major surge forward," 28 Oct. 2019 The biggest movers Saturday were last year’s runner-up Gary Woodland and first-year professional Colin Morikawa of the United States. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Thomas, Lee tied for 3rd-round lead at CJ Cup in South Korea," 19 Oct. 2019 Dawson was the biggest mover this week, climbing six spots in the 6A poll following its resounding 40-29 win over rival Pearland, which slid seven spots. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area high school football media poll: Week 7," 8 Oct. 2019 The second biggest mover of the race, Byron started 29th and quietly worked his way through the field to be in contention for the win. Rob Peeters, Indianapolis Star, "Brickyard 400 one-liners: Single sentence reviews of all 40 drivers who raced Sunday," 8 Sep. 2019 Perhaps to no one’s surprise, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts was the biggest mover of the weekend. Mark Heim |, al, "Jalen Hurts’ Heisman odds improve; Tua Tagovailoa, Trevor Lawrence swap spots," 3 Sep. 2019 Leslie Doggett is one of the country’s biggest movers of heavy construction equipment, Freightliner semi-trailer trucks and Toyota forklifts. Houston Chronicle, "Doggett determination drives new Ford dealership project," 16 Sep. 2019 The big mover: Regis Jesuit, who surprised more than a few people with their upset victory over Pomona last Friday night. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "Colorado Prep Football Power 20, Week 2: Going the distance with Valor Christian," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of mover was in the 14th century

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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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