- mov|ing [ˈmu:vıŋ] adj1.) making you feel strong emotions, especially sadness or sympathydeeply/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 stagefast/slow moving etc▪ Be careful when changing lanes in fast-moving traffic.▪ an archer learning to hit a moving target3.) a moving targetsomething 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 spiritformal 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.
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