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Definitions of motion

  1. To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To propose; to move. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To guide or invite by a gesture; as, to motion someone to come forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make proposal; to offer plans. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make a movement or gesture full of meaning; as, to motion to someone to come forward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To make a significant movement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; to make proposals. See Move. Motion in court, an occasional application of the court, by the parties or their counsel, for the purpose of obtaining some rule or order of court which becomes necessary in the progress of a cause. Quantity of motion, the product of the mass or moving body by the velocity. Absolute motion, that which is independent of any other motion or retarding power. Angular motion, the motion of a body as referred to a centre about which it revolves. Accelerated motions, those which are continually increasing or diminishing in velocity, while equable motion continues uniform. Laws of motion, three axioms, which have been shown by Sir Isaac Newton, as follows:- (1) every body perseveres in its state of rest, or uniform motion in a straight line, until a change is effected by the agency of some external force; (2) any change effected in the quiescence or motion of a body, is in the direction of the force impressed, and is proportional to it in quantity; and (3) action and reaction are equal and in contrary directions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To make a significant movement with the hands. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the act of changing your location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Power of, or capacity for, motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A puppet show or puppet. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. During a lawsuit, a request to the judge for a decision--called an order or ruling--to resolve procedural or other issues that come up during litigation. For example, after receiving hundreds of irrelevant interrogatories, a party might file a motion asking that the other side be ordered to stop engaging in unduly burdensome discovery. A motion can be made before, during or after trial. Typically, one party submits a written motion to the court, at which point the other party has the opportunity to file a written response. The court then often schedules a hearing at which each side delivers a short oral argument. The court then approves or denies the motion. Most motions cannot be appealed until the case is over.
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The act, process, or state of changing place; the changing of position; a gesture; action, as opposed to rest; impulse or desire; a formal proposal made in a meeting of a society, etc.; as, a motion to adjourn is in order. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. The act or state of moving: a single movement: change of posture: gait: power of motion: excitement of the mind: proposal made, esp. in an assembly:-in pl. (B.) impulses. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Act or state of moving; proposal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Change of position; a movement; gesture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A proposition to be voted on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Act of moving; change of position; the passing of a body from one place to another; a movement; power of movement; impulse: a proposition made in a deliberative assembly; action of the bowels. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Change of place or of local position; animal life and action; the passing of a body from one place to another, as opposed to rest; manner of moving the body; change of posture; impulse communicated; tendency of the mind; internal action, as of the bowels; a proposal made at a meeting or an assembly; in a locomotive engine, the cross-head, cross-head guides, and the blocks, taken as a whole, are called "the motion". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Motionless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for motion

  1. For everybody thinks he has at least one motion picture in him. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. Steena made a warning motion with her left hand. – All Cats Are Gray by Andre Alice Norton
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