Meaning of self-mover in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈmuːvə/


  • A person, animal, or thing which moves by means of its own inherent power or energy, rather than by the action of external forces. Also (in later use chiefly) in philosophical contexts: an individual, soul, etc., capable of voluntary or spontaneous action.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Dee (1527–1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary. From self- + mover.