Definitions for Action
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Action.
something done (usually as opposed to something said)
"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
action, activity, activenessnoun
the state of being active
"his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
military action, actionnoun
a military engagement
"he saw action in Korea"
natural process, natural action, action, activitynoun
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
"the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
the series of events that form a plot
"his novels always have a lot of action"
the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
"a man of action"
action, action mechanismnoun
the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
"the piano had a very stiff action"
legal action, action, action at lawnoun
a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
an act by a government body or supranational organization
"recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
"the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds"; "gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"
action, sue, litigate, processverb
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
"He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilverb
put in effect
"carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
A way of motion or functioning.
Knead bread with a rocking action.
A fast-paced activity.
an action movie
A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
a rifle action
The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
She gave him some action.
The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
He saw some action in the Korean War.
A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
To initiate a legal action against someone.
A homomorphism from a group to a group of automorphisms.
One of the earliest uses of groups, according to lore, was the study of the action of uE00013481uE001 on the equilateral triangle.
Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
The director yelled Action!' before the camera started rolling.
Etymology: From accion, from action, from actio, from actus, perfect passive participle of ago, + action suffix -io; see act.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: action, Fr. actio, Lat.
O noble English, that could entertain
With half their forces the full power of France;
And let another half stand laughing by,
All out of work, and cold for action. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
This action, I now go on,
Is for my better grace. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
God never accepts a good inclination instead of a good action, where that action may be done; nay, so much the contrary, that, if a good inclination be not seconded by a good action, the want of that action is made so much the more criminal and inexcusable. Robert South, Sermons.
It is better therefore, that the earth should move about its own center, and make those useful vicissitudes of night and day, than expose always the same side to the action of the sun. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
He has settled laws, and laid down rules, conformable to which natural bodies are governed in their actions upon one another. George Cheyne, Philosophical Principles.
This action should have three qualifications. First, it should be but one action; secondly, it should be an entire action; and, thirdly, it should be a great action. Joseph Addison, Spectat. №. 267.
—— He that speaks doth gripe the hearer’s wrist,
While he that hears makes fearful action
With wrinkled brows. William Shakespeare, King John.
Our oratours are observed to make use of less gesture or action than those of other countries. Joseph Addison, Spectat. №. 407.
There was never man could have a juster action against filthy fortune than I, since all other things being granted me, her blindness is the only lett. Philip Sidney.
For our reward then,
First, all our debts are paid; dangers of law,
Actions, decrees, judgments, against us quitted. Ben Jonson, Catiline.
a process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action
an act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor
the event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events
movement; as, the horse has a spirited action
effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun
any one of the active processes going on in an organism; the performance of a function; as, the action of the heart, the muscles, or the gastric juice
gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings
the attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted
a suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense
a right of action; as, the law gives an action for every claim
a share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks
an engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action
the mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of the player's finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or to the valve of an organ pipe
ACTION is a public bus service operating in Canberra, ACT, Australia. It is a division of the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate of the ACT Government. The Minister responsible for TAMS is Shane Rattenbury MLA and the Director of ACTION is James Roncon. Its name was derived as an acronym of Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network, but it is now officially known as ACTION. Other bus services in Canberra are operated by Deane's Transit Group and Royale Limousines. There are no other modes of public transport operating within the ACT.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak′shun, n. a state of acting: activity in the abstract: a deed: operation: gesture: a battle: a lawsuit, or proceedings in a court: the movement of events in a drama, novel, &c.—adj. Ac′tionable, liable to a lawsuit.—n. Ac′tion-tak′ing (Shak.), resenting an injury by a lawsuit instead of fighting it out like a man of honour.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Synonymous with battle. Also a term in mechanics for the effort which one body exerts against another, or the effects resulting therefrom.--Action and reaction, the mutual, successive, contrary impulses of two bodies.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An engagement between two armies, or bodies of troops. The word is likewise used to signify some memorable act done by an officer, soldier, detachment, or party.
The process of to act or do
They took action as it was vital to ensure the house was warm and cosy for the family.Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
To act, do or contribute to a plan, project, purpose or task.
They took action immediately to ensure that they had everything they needed for their family gathering.Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Action' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #404
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Action' in Written Corpus Frequency: #904
Rank popularity for the word 'Action' in Nouns Frequency: #104
The numerical value of Action in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Action in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The system detects the physiological state of the pilot while he is still in control and it can predict if he is going to lose consciousness, giving enough time to take evasive action.
JCOPE's actions today are unconstitutional, exceed its own authority and appear to be driven by political interests rather than the facts and the law, should they seek to enforce this action, we'll see them in court.
I'm not sure they (Whittingdale and Prime Minister David Cameron) will see it as a sensible course of action to pick a fight with the BBC. I think they'll carry a big stick but they'll be careful before doing anything major.
I'll continue to make the case that the most reasonable position at this point in time in history, the best course of action on something so incredibly important is to let the American people decide.
As a representative and the leader of the minority party, it is with neither regret nor satisfaction that I have concluded to not participate with this select committee’s abuse of power that stains this institution today and will harm it going forward, this committee is not conducting a legitimate investigation as Speaker Pelosi took the unprecedented action of rejecting the Republican members I named to serve on the committee.
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Translations for Action
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- механизъм, екшън, действие, бой, дейност, сражение, движение, искBulgarian
- accióCatalan, Valencian
- čin, akce, žalobaCzech
- Funktion, Bewegung, Klage, action, Handlung, Mechanismus, Aktion, KampfGerman
- πράξη, αγωγή, πάμε, ενέργεια, δίωξη, κίνηση, δράσηGreek
- ژیرش, کنش, آکسیونPersian
- toiminta, akti, teko, toimenpideFinnish
- action, action en justice, mechanisme, action légaleFrench
- gnìomhScottish Gaelic
- אקשן, מנגנון, פעולה, תביעה משפטית, מעשה, אופן פעולהHebrew
- szerkezet, mozgás, kereset, akció, per, tett, csata, cselekedet, ütközetHungarian
- հայց, գործողություն, արարք, կռիվ, շարժումArmenian
- action, mechanismoInterlingua
- tindakan, aksiIndonesian
- azione, meccanismo, azione legaleItalian
- 行動, 動作Japanese
- കര്മ്മം, പ്രവൃത്തിMalayalam
- aksi, tindakanMalay
- werking, actie, handeling, mechanisme, bewegingDutch
- czynność, akcjaPolish
- ação, mecanismoPortuguese
- acțiune, faptăRomanian
- действие, работа, поступок, механизм, воздействие, движениеRussian
- action, handlingSwedish
- amel, münasebet, eylemTurkish
- hành độngVietnamese
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