mov|ing [ˈmu:vıŋ] adj
1.) making you feel strong emotions, especially sadness or sympathy
deeply/very/profoundly moving
Bayman's book about his illness is deeply moving.
moving account/story etc
a moving account of his childhood in Ireland
Attending the memorial service was a moving experience .
2.) [only before noun]
changing from one position to another
a moving stage
fast/slow moving etc
Be careful when changing lanes in fast-moving traffic.
an archer learning to hit a moving target
3.) a moving target
something that is changing continuously, so that it is very difficult to criticize it or compete against it
The company is constantly improving the system, making it a moving target.
4.) the moving spirit
formal someone who makes something start to happen
Mr Arkwright was the moving spirit behind the founding of the union.
>movingly adv
She spoke movingly about her father's last days.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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