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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun motion has 7 senses

Verb motion has 1 sense


motionn. [F., fr. L. motio, fr. movere, motum, to move. See Move.].
  •  The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed to rest.  [1913 Webster]
    "Speaking or mute, all comeliness and grace
    attends thee, and each word, each motion, forms.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Power of, or capacity for, motion.  [1913 Webster]
    "Devoid of sense and motion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.  [1913 Webster]
    "In our proper motion we ascend."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is the great wheel to which the clock owes its motion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let a good man obey every good motion rising in his heart, knowing that every such motion proceeds from God."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.  [1913 Webster]
    "Yes, I agree, and thank you for your motion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.  Mozley & W.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.  [1913 Webster]
    " Conjunct motion is that by single degrees of the scale. Contrary motion is that when parts move in opposite directions. Disjunct motion is motion by skips. Oblique motion is that when one part is stationary while another moves. Similar or direct motion is that when parts move in the same direction."  [1913 Webster]
    "The independent motions of different parts sounding together constitute counterpoint."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A puppet show or puppet.  [1913 Webster]
    " Motion, in mechanics, may be simple or compound. Simple motions are: (a) straight translation, which, if of indefinite duration, must be reciprocating. (b) Simple rotation, which may be either continuous or reciprocating, and when reciprocating is called oscillating. (c) Helical, which, if of indefinite duration, must be reciprocating. Compound motion consists of combinations of any of the simple motions."  [1913 Webster]
    "What motion's this? the model of Nineveh?"  [1913 Webster]
Center of motion, Harmonic motion, etc. See under Center, Harmonic, etc. -- Motion block (Steam Engine), a crosshead. -- Perpetual motion (Mech.), an incessant motion conceived to be attainable by a machine supplying its own motive forces independently of any action from without. According to the law of conservation of energy, such perpetual motion is impossible, and no device has yet been built that is capable of perpetual motion.
Syn. -- See Movement.
motionv. i. 
  •  To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make proposal; to offer plans.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
motionv. t. 
  •  To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To propose; to move.  [1913 Webster]
    "I want friends to motion such a matter."  [1913 Webster]


motion, n. & v.
1 the act or process of moving or of changing position.
2 a particular manner of moving the body in walking etc.
3 a change of posture.
4 a gesture.
5 a formal proposal put to a committee, legislature, etc.
6 Law an application for a rule or order of court.
7 a an evacuation of the bowels. b (in sing. or pl.) faeces.
8 a piece of moving mechanism.
--v. (often foll. by to + infin.) 1 tr. direct (a person) by a sign or gesture.
2 intr. (often foll. by to a person) make a gesture directing (motioned to me to leave).

go through the motions 1 make a pretence; do something perfunctorily or superficially.
2 simulate an action by gestures. in motion moving; not at rest. motion picture (often (with hyphen) attrib.) a film (see FILM n. 3) with the illusion of movement. put (or set) in motion set going or working.
motional adj. motionless adj.
ME f. OF f. L motio -onis (as MOVE)



Zeitgeist, act, action, activeness, activism, activity, agitation, bearing, beck, beckon, bill, body language, business, calendar, carriage, change, charade, chironomy, clause, clockworks, commotion, commutation, companion bills amendment, course, crossing, current, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, direction, doings, dragnet clause, drift, drive train, dumb show, enacting clause, escalator clause, flag, fluctuation, gait, gear, gesticulate, gesticulation, gesture, gesture language, glacial movement, globe-trotting, goad, going, goings-on, hand signal, hold-up bill, improper suggestion, impulse, incentive, indecent proposal, inducement, innards, instance, joker, journeying, kinesics, line, locomotion, machinery, main current, mainstream, measure, mechanism, militancy, mime, mobility, motility, motion to, motive, movability, move, movement, movements, moving, offering, omnibus bill, oscillation, pantomime, pass, passage, poise, political activism, pose, posture, power train, privileged question, procedure, proceeding, proceedings, process, progress, proposal, proposition, proviso, question, recommendation, request, resolution, rider, run, saving clause, saw the air, servomechanism, set, sexual advance, shift, shifting, shrug, shrug the shoulders, sign, sign language, signal, signalize, spring, spur, stance, step, stir, stirring, stream, submission, suggestion, sway, swing, tenor, the general tendency, the main course, time spirit, tone, tourism, touristry, traject, trajet, transit, travel, traveling, tread, trend, turbulence, turmoil, walk, watchworks, wave, wave the arms, wavering, wheels, wheels within wheels, workings, works




N plan, scheme, design, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, resolution, motion, precaution, deep- laid plan, system, organization, germ, sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon, rough cast, rough draft, draught copy, copy, proof, revise, drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation), forecast, program, programme, prospectus, carte du pays, card, bill, protocol, order of the day, list of agenda, bill of fare, base of operations, platform, plank, slate, ticket, role, policy, contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device, pipelaying, stratagem, trick, alternative, loophole, shift, last shift, measure, step, stroke, stroke of policy, master stroke, trump card, court card, cheval de bataille, great gun, coup, coup d'etat, clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke, bright thought, bright idea, intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination, subplot, underplot, counterplot, schemer, schemist, schematist, strategist, machinator, projector, artist, promoter, designer, conspirator, intrigant, planned, strategic, strategical, planning, prepared, in course of preparation, under consideration, on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.


N offer, proffer, presentation, tender, bid, overture, proposal, proposition, motion, invitation, candidature, offering, offering, offered, in the market, for sale, to let, disengaged, on hire.


N request, requisition, claim, petition, suit, prayer, begging letter, round robin, motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe, imprecation, rogation, proposal, proposition, orison, incantation, mendicancy, asking, begging, postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation, requesting, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, postulant, obsecratory, importunate, clamorous, urgent, cap in hand, on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones, prithee, do, please, pray, be so good as, be good enough, have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please, Int, for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!, Dieu vous garde, dirigenos Domine, would you be so kind as to.


N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.


N topic, subject of thought, material for thought, food for the mind, mental pabulum, subject, subject matter, matter, theme, noemata, topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, affair, matter in hand, argument, motion, resolution, head, chapter, case, point, proposition, theorem, field of inquiry, moot point, problem, thought of, uppermost in the mind, in petto, under consideration, in question, in the mind, on foot, on the carpet, on the docket, on the tapis, relative to.

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