moving force/spirit

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of moving force/spirit

: 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

moving
  1. : marked by or capable of movement

  2. : of or relating to a change of residence

  3. : used for transferring furnishings from one residence to another

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

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

  3. : moral or mental strength

  1. : to do violence to

  2. : to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  3. : to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity

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

  2. : a supernatural being or essence: such as

  3. : holy spirit

  1. : to infuse with spirit

  2. : to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously


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