Move vs Toy - What's the difference?

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As a verb move

is to change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.

As a noun move

is the act of moving; a movement.

As a proper noun toy is

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move

English

Alternative forms

* meve * (l) (obsolete) * (l)

Verb

(mov)
  • To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.
  • A ship moves rapidly.
    I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, I was too lazy to move .
  • * 1839 , Denison Olmsted, A Compendium of Astronomy Page 95
  • Secondly, When a body is once in motion it will continue to move forever, unless something stops it. When a ball is struck on the surface of the earth, the friction of the earth and the resistance of the air soon stop its motion.
  • To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  • to move in a matter
    Come on guys, let's move : there's work to do!
  • (senseid)To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.
  • I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.
    They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.
  • (intransitive, chess, and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  • The rook moved from a8 to a6.
    My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.
  • (ergative) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir.
  • The waves moved the boat up and down.
    The horse moves a carriage.
  • (chess) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
  • She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
  • To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  • This song moves me to dance.
  • * Knolles
  • Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.
  • * Dryden
  • No female arts his mind could move .
  • To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite, as an emotion.
  • That book really moved me.
  • * Bible, Matthew ix. 36
  • When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them.
  • To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
  • I move to repeal the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let me but move one question to your daughter.
  • * Hayward
  • They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.
  • (obsolete) To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).
  • (obsolete) To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.
  • * 1485 , Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur , Book VII:
  • "Sir," seyde Sir Boys, "ye nede nat to meve me of such maters, for well ye wote I woll do what I may to please you."
  • (obsolete) To apply to, as for aid.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * actuate * affect * agitate * impel * incite * incline * induce * influence * instigate * offer * persuade * prompt * propose * rouse * stir * transfer * trouble

    Derived terms

    {{der3, move about , move along , move down , move house , move in , move into , move it , move on , move one's arse/move one's ass/move one's bum/move one's butt , move out , move over , move the deckchairs on the Titanic , move the goalposts , move the needle , move up , movable , movability , movableness , movably , movant , moveless , movelessly , movelessness , movement , movent , mover , movie , moving , movingly , movingness , remove}}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of moving; a movement.
  • A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
  • An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
  • He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
  • A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
  • She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move .
    He can win a match with that one move .
  • The event of changing one's residence.
  • The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
    They were pleased about their move to the country.
  • A change in strategy.
  • I am worried about our boss's move .
    It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
  • A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
  • * 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23830980]", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
  • Robin van Persie squandered United's best chance late on but otherwise it was a relatively comfortable afternoon for Liverpool's new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who has yet to concede a Premier League goal since his £9m summer move from Sunderland.
  • (board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
  • The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.
    It's your move ! Roll the dice!
    If you roll a six, you can make two moves .

    Synonyms

    * (act of moving) * (moving to another place) removal, relocation

    Derived terms

    * camera move * get a move on * make a move * on the move

    References

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    toy

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
  • A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
  • * Abr. Abbot
  • They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys , great abundance of gold and pearl.
  • A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
  • (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • Then seemed him his Lady by him lay, / And to him playnd, how that false winged boy, / Her chast hart had subdewd, to learne Dame pleasures toy .
  • (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
  • *, vol.1, III.i.2:
  • Though they do talk with you, and seem to be otherwise employed, and to your thinking very intent and busy, still that toy runs in their mind, that fear, that suspicion, that abuse, that jealousy […].
  • * Spenser
  • To fly about playing their wanton toys .
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away.
  • * Drayton
  • Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.
  • (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
  • * 2009 , Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (page 40)
  • It is incorrect to say that toys tag and masters piece; toys just do bad tags, bad throw-ups, and bad pieces.
  • * 2011 , Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 45)
  • I was a toy until I met Sear, who moved here from Toronto and showed me the book Subway Art.
  • (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (Scotland, archaic) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Having, moreover, put on her clean toy , rokelay, and scarlet plaid.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * boy toy * chew toy * cuddly toy * sex toy * toylike * toyshop

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To play (with).
  • to toy with a piece of food on one's plate
    Figo is toying with the English defence.
  • To ponder or consider.
  • I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
  • (slang) To stimulate with a sex toy.
  • * 2013 , Jonathan Everest, Lady Loverly's Chattel
  • He could see her hand go to her slit, and soon she was toying herself along, breathing heavily.

    See also

    * game ----