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1. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.

Synonyms

  • facial gesture
  • wafture
  • sign
  • bowing
  • high-five
  • shrug
  • wave
  • beck
  • waving
  • flourish
  • gesture
  • curtsy
  • obeisance
  • sign of the cross
  • visual communication
  • nod
  • facial expression
  • previous question
  • V sign
  • bow
  • gesticulation

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word motion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stir a few teaspoons of vegetable oil into the dye and get the color moving in a circular motion.

Quotes containing the word motion


1. It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
- Richard P. Feynman

2. There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
- Thomas Hobbes

3. The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. motion-picture_film

noun. photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera.

Synonyms

  • sound film
  • film
  • movie film
  • photographic film

3. motion-picture_photography

noun. the act of making a film.

Synonyms

  • animation
  • picture taking
  • filming
  • cinematography
  • take

Antonyms

  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive
  • spirited

4. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • occurrence
  • repercussion
  • tectonic movement
  • wave
  • pedesis
  • throw
  • approaching
  • turning
  • whirl
  • movement
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • seek
  • jitter
  • commotion
  • periodic motion
  • Brownian movement
  • occurrent
  • rebound
  • bend
  • bending
  • crustal movement
  • deflection
  • Brownian motion
  • natural event
  • passage
  • backlash
  • deflexion
  • heave
  • happening
  • kick
  • twist
  • passing
  • cam stroke
  • wrench
  • moving ridge
  • change of location
  • wring
  • wobble
  • turn
  • travel
  • undulation
  • periodic movement

Antonyms

  • immotility
  • let go of
  • straight line
  • fall

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

5. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a change of position that does not entail a change of location.

Synonyms

  • adduction
  • headshaking
  • sweep
  • eurythmics
  • retroflection
  • fetal movement
  • standing
  • motility
  • wave
  • jerking
  • eversion
  • saccade
  • gesture
  • reciprocation
  • prostration
  • inclining
  • everting
  • shutting
  • circumduction
  • quiver
  • movement
  • squatting
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • kneel
  • stroke
  • wriggle
  • squirm
  • change
  • lurch
  • eurhythmics
  • retraction
  • move
  • pitch
  • straddle
  • squat
  • upending
  • reclining
  • jolt
  • kneeling
  • kicking
  • body English
  • inversion
  • inclination
  • jerk
  • closing
  • waver
  • sitting
  • flutter
  • foetal movement
  • pitching
  • disturbance
  • opening
  • retroflexion
  • rotation
  • rotary motion
  • quivering
  • reach
  • headshake
  • flicker
  • dart
  • eurythmy
  • kick
  • abduction
  • stretch
  • span
  • vibration
  • eye movement
  • flit
  • eurhythmy
  • posing
  • reaching
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • opening
  • dirty
  • lose
  • normality

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

6. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a state of change.

Synonyms

  • state
  • quiver
  • nonmoving
  • unmoving
  • trembling
  • stream
  • vibration
  • shakiness
  • flow
  • moving
  • palpitation
  • precession
  • shaking
  • quivering

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

7. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the act of changing location from one place to another.

Synonyms

  • approach
  • advancement
  • locomotion
  • forward motion
  • onward motion
  • descent
  • displacement
  • maneuver
  • lunge
  • ascension
  • procession
  • hurry
  • migration
  • speed
  • slippage
  • approaching
  • movement
  • change
  • lurch
  • return
  • ascent
  • slide
  • move
  • vacillation
  • traveling
  • following
  • crawl
  • progression
  • swing
  • progress
  • swinging
  • shift
  • rush
  • play
  • ascending
  • coming
  • coast
  • pursuit
  • stream
  • manoeuvre
  • translation
  • shifting
  • flow
  • haste
  • rushing
  • pursual
  • speeding
  • rise
  • hurrying
  • travel
  • travelling
  • chase
  • advance

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • stand still
  • open
  • defeat

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

8. motion

verb. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] show, express or direct through movement.

Synonyms

  • sign
  • shrug
  • communicate
  • wave
  • hold out
  • stretch forth
  • gesture
  • exsert
  • gesticulate
  • applaud
  • acclaim
  • put out
  • wink
  • extend
  • shake
  • beckon
  • nod
  • clap
  • intercommunicate
  • bless
  • cross oneself
  • spat
  • bow
  • stretch out

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

9. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote.

Synonyms

  • proposal

Antonyms

  • impermanent
  • irregular

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

10. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object.

Synonyms

  • apparent motion
  • optical illusion
  • apparent movement

Antonyms

  • wellness
  • fearlessness
  • disparage
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)
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