1) ADJ-GRADED If something is moving, it makes you feel strongly an emotion such as sadness, pity, or sympathy.

It is very moving to see how much strangers can care for each other...

It was a moving moment for Marianne.

Derived words:
movingly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

You write very movingly of your sister Amy's suicide.

2) ADJ: ADJ n A moving model or part of a machine moves or is able to move.
3) PHRASE: oft PHR behind/in n The moving spirit or moving force behind something is the person or thing that caused it to start and to keep going, or that influenced people to take part in it.

She alone must have been the moving spirit behind the lawsuit that lost me my position...

Professor Krauss has been a moving force in the world of academic art criticism.

English dictionary. 2008.


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