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action - Dictionary definition and meaning for word action

Definition
(noun) something done (usually as opposed to something said)
Example Sentence
  • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions

Definition
(noun) the state of being active
Synonyms : activeness , activity
Example Sentence
  • his sphere of activity
  • he is out of action

Definition
(noun) a military engagement
Synonyms : military action
Example Sentence
  • he saw action in Korea

Definition
(noun) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Example Sentence
  • the action of natural forces
  • volcanic activity

Definition
(noun) the series of events that form a plot
Example Sentence
  • his novels always have a lot of action

Definition
(noun) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
Example Sentence
  • a man of action

Definition
(noun) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
Synonyms : action mechanism
Example Sentence
  • the piano had a very stiff action

Definition
(noun) 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
Definition
(noun) an act by a government body or supranational organization
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
Example Sentence
  • the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds
  • gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible

Definition
(verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
Synonyms : litigate , process , sue
Example Sentence
  • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
  • She actioned the company for discrimination

Definition
(verb) put in effect
Example Sentence
  • carry out a task
  • execute the decision of the people
  • He actioned the operation

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