moving force/spirit

Definition of moving force/spirit

  1. :  someone or something that causes something to happen one of modern sculpture's moving spirits He has been the moving force/spirit behind the project from the beginning.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  marked by or capable of movement

    :  of or relating to a change of residence

    :  used for transferring furnishings from one residence to another

  1. :  strength or energy exerted or brought to bear :  cause of motion or change :  active power

    : used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

    :  moral or mental strength

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  1. :  an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms

    :  a supernatural being or essence: such as

    :  holy spirit

  1. :  to infuse with spirit

    :  animate

    :  to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously

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