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Action 1

Definition: 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.

Action 2

Definition: An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.

Action 3

Definition: 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.

Action 4

Definition: Movement; as, the horse has a spirited action.

Action 5

Definition: Effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun.

Action 6

Definition: 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.

Action 7

Definition: Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings.

Action 8

Definition: The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.

Action 9

Definition: 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.

Action 10

Definition: A right of action; as, the law gives an action for every claim.

Action 11

Definition: A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks.

Action 12

Definition: An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action.

action 13

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

action 14

Definition: 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 15

Definition: a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"

action 16

Definition: 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

action 17

Definition: 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 actio

action 18

Definition: the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"

action 19

Definition: the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action"

action 20

Definition: the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action"

action 21

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"

action 22

Definition: the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

action 23

Definition: put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"

action 24

Definition: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"


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