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mov·er

 (mo͞o′vər)
n.
1.
a. One that moves: The old dog is a slow mover.
b. One that sets something in motion or initiates something: a leading mover in the effort to reform education.
2.
a. often movers A firm that transports household or office goods from one location to another.
b. A person who works for such a firm.

mover

(ˈmuːvə)
n
1. informal a person, business, idea, etc, that is advancing or progressing
2. a person who moves a proposal, as in a debate
3. (Commerce) US and Canadian a removal firm or a person who works for one

mov•er

(ˈmu vər)

n.
1. one that moves.
2. Often, movers. a person or company that moves household effects, office equipment, etc.
3. movers and shakers, powerful and influential people, as in politics and business.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mover - workman employed by a moving companymover - workman employed by a moving company; "the movers were very careful with the grand piano"
remover - someone who works for a company that moves furniture
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
2.mover - (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
nominator - someone who proposes a candidate for appointment or election
conceiver, mastermind, originator - someone who creates new things
3.mover - someone who moves
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
advancer - someone who advances
ascender - someone who ascends
coaster - someone who coasts
descender - someone who descends
hitter, striker - someone who hits; "a hard hitter"; "a fine striker of the ball"; "blacksmiths are good hitters"
lunger - someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
puller - someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
shover, pusher - someone who pushes
scrambler - a rapid mover; someone who scrambles; "their quarterback was a good scrambler"; "scramblers can often unnerve a better tennis player"
transferer, transferrer - someone who transfers something
traverser - someone who moves or passes across; "the traversers slowly ascended the mountain"
4.mover - a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
Translations

mover

[ˈmuːvəʳ] N
1. [of motion] → promotor/a m/f
2. (US) → agente m de mudanzas
3. he's a lovely moverse mueve con mucho garbo, baila/anda con mucha elegancia

mover

[ˈmuːvər] n (in debate)auteur m d'une proposition

mover

n
(of proposition)Antragsteller(in) m(f)
(= remover)Möbelpacker(in) m(f)
(= walker, dancer etc) he is a good/poor etc moverseine Bewegungen sind schön/plump etc
the movers and shakers (inf)die Leute plmit Einfluss; to be a fast mover (inf)von der schnellen Truppe sein (inf)

mover

[ˈmuːvəʳ] nproponente m/f
References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone, in the most alarming language, that he is destined to become the victim of a conspiracy; and that the prime mover of it is a young lady who has already held written communication with his father and himself.
Why, there's Copperfield, mother,' he angrily retorted, pointing his lean finger at me, against whom all his animosity was levelled, as the prime mover in the discovery; and I did not undeceive him;
I need not remind this audience that, though Professor Summerlee, as the head of the Committee of Investigation, has been put up to speak to-night, still it is I who am the real prime mover in this business, and that it is mainly to me that any successful result must be ascribed.
The great Zola, or call him the immense Zola, was the prime mover in the attack upon the masters of the Romanticistic school; but he lived to own that he had fought a losing fight, and there are some proofs that he was right.
The mover and seconder of the first Resolution (not having so much as the ghost of an idea to trouble either of them), poured out language in flowing and overflowing streams, like water from a perpetual spring.
1-5) I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of the earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of Helicon and wide Aegae.
And now, to be defied and spurned, to be held up to her in the worst and most repulsive colours, to know that she was taught to hate and despise him: to feel that there was infection in his touch, and taint in his companionship--to know all this, and to know that the mover of it all was that same boyish poor relation who had twitted him in their very first interview, and openly bearded and braved him since, wrought his quiet and stealthy malignity to such a pitch, that there was scarcely anything he would not have hazarded to gratify it, if he could have seen his way to some immediate retaliation.
Nevertheless the sensation involving discomfort remains the prime mover.
On this starlight night, Mr Venus,' he remarks, when he is showing that friendly mover out across the yard, and both are something the worse for mixing again and again: 'on this starlight night to think that talking-over strangers, and underhanded minds, can go walking home under the sky, as if they was all square
And now Mr Thomas Codlin, the misanthrope, after blowing away at the Pan's pipes until he was intensely wretched, took his station on one side of the checked drapery which concealed the mover of the figures, and putting his hands in his pockets prepared to reply to all questions and remarks of Punch, and to make a dismal feint of being his most intimate private friend, of believing in him to the fullest and most unlimited extent, of knowing that he enjoyed day and night a merry and glorious existence in that temple, and that he was at all times and under every circumstance the same intelligent and joyful person that the spectators then beheld him.
Expert and reliable packers and movers were engaged to convey the furniture, carpets, pictures --everything movable, in short--to places of security.
Monsieur de Valois, one of the movers in the last uprising (during which the Marquis de Montauran, betrayed by his mistress, perished in spite of the devotion of Marche-a-Terre, now tranquilly raising cattle for the market near Mayenne),--Monsieur de Valois had, during the last six months, given the key to several choice stratagems practised upon an old republican named Hulot, the commander of a demi-brigade stationed at Alencon from 1798 to 1800, who had left many memories in the place.