motion

(redirected from motions)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to motions: Loose motions, Going Through the Motions
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • phrase

Synonyms for motion

Synonyms for motion

the act or process of moving

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

Synonyms for motion

a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

Synonyms

Related Words

an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

References in classic literature ?
When Roderick Elliston regained entire sensibility, it was to find his misfortune the town talk--the more than nine days' wonder and horror--while, at his bosom, he felt the sickening motion of a thing alive, and the gnawing of that restless fang which seemed to gratify at once a physical appetite and a fiendish spite.
At that moment, if report be trustworthy, the sculptor beheld a waving motion through the grass, and heard a tinkling sound, as if something had plunged into the fountain.
If consciousness is the product of rhythm all things ARE conscious, for all have motion, and all motion is rhythmic.
It was evident that in all this he had merely been imitating the motions of my fingers, and placing his hand upon the key, cup, &c.
Some of the analogical signs which (guided by his faculty of imitation) he had contrived, were comprehensible; such as the waving motion of his hand for the motion of a boat, the circular one for a wheel, &c.
But, contrary to my expectations, the Nautilus took a decided retrograde motion.
But the retrograde motion of the Nautilus was increasing; and, reversing the screw, it carried us at great speed.
But the different forms of motion have their own contraries in other forms; thus destruction is the contrary of generation, diminution of increase, rest in a place, of change of place.
In the case of that sort of motion which yet remains, of those that have been enumerated, it is not easy to state what is its contrary.
While I gazed directly upward at it (for its position was immediately over my own) I fancied that I saw it in motion.
Observing that I remained without motion, one or two of the boldest leaped upon the frame-work, and smelt at the surcingle.
At each step the power of the winds and the waves increased, until, after a struggle of a few hours, the turbulent little billows succeeded in setting the whole field in motion, when it was driven beyond the reach of the eye, with a rapidity that was as magical as the change produced in the scene by this expulsion of the lingering remnant of winter.
If the heavens were alive with pigeons, the whole village seemed equally in motion with men, women, and children.
These masses became immediately endued with a rotary motion around their own central point.
Not a motion betrayed its onward course through space.