Definition of first-moving in English:

first-moving

adjective

  • Attributive Now chiefly Philosophy. That is the initial or primary source of movement or activity; especially (in "first moving cause") denoting God as the motive force of the universe; (in early use also) designating the outermost sphere of Aristotelian cosmology (now historical).

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From first + moving, after post-classical Latin primum mobile.

Pronunciation

first-moving

/ˈfəːstmuːvɪŋ/