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 The reading on first-quarter GDP could also be a market-mover. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, "Should We Sell In May And Go Away?," 26 Apr. 2021 Su disposición de usar la violencia contra sus rivales lleva a numerosas tentativas de asesinato, forzando a Griselda a mover su negocio a California. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘An American in Paris’; ‘Ben-Hur’," 26 Mar. 2021 Motion reflects the modern man who is stranded at a home office but loves to be a mover and a shaker. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, "Perry Ellis Bets On The Rise Of Men's Athleisure With New Motion Collection," 16 Mar. 2021 West Virginia is the week’s biggest mover, vaulting eight spots all the way up to a tie for No. 5 with Alabama. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, "Gonzaga still No. 1, while West Virginia makes big move in Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Poll," 1 Mar. 2021 An early mover advantage, however, can take you far. Brendan Ciecko, Rolling Stone, "What the Rise and Fall of Flash Taught Me in My Earliest Days as a Creative Entrepreneur," 19 Mar. 2021 Works at outside cornerback for his high school and is a smooth, fluid mover in coverage. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football and the recruiting battle for 4-star cornerback Jeadyn Lukus," 6 Mar. 2021 This time last year, Gomez had been days away from releasing Rare—technically her sixth album, but her third solo one, after 2015’s Revival, which cemented Gomez’s transition from a mover of studio product to an artist with a point of view. Jia Tolentino, Vogue, "Selena Gomez on Politics, Faith, and Making the Music of Her Career," 9 Mar. 2021 The pandemic has resulted in people not exploring their local area as often as usual, which is why this is an opportune time to consider a new approach like direct mail and new mover marketing. Michael Plummer, Forbes, "Smart Marketing Can Give Small Businesses An Advantage In 2021," 1 Mar. 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 7 May. 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
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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