- motion ► NOUN 1) the action of moving. 2) a movement or gesture. 3) a piece of moving mechanism. 4) a formal proposal put to a legislature or committee. 5) Brit. an emptying of the bowels. 6) Brit. a piece of excrement.► VERB ▪ direct (someone) with a gesture.● go through the motions — Cf. ↑go through the motionsDERIVATIVES motional adjective motionless adjective.ORIGIN from Latin movere 'to move' .
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motionless — [adj] calm, not moving apoplectic, at a standstill, at rest, becalmed, dead, deadlocked, deathly, firm, fixed, frozen, halted, immobile, immotile, inanimate, inert, lifeless, numb, palsied, paralyzed, petrified, quiescent, quiet, spellbound,… … New thesaurus
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motionless — mo|tion|less [ˈməuʃənləs US ˈmou ] adj not moving at all = ↑still stand/sit/lay motionless ▪ The men stood motionless as Weir held his finger to his lips. ▪ Graham remained motionless. >motionlessly adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
motionless — adj. VERBS ▪ be, hang, kneel, lie, remain, sit, stand, stay ▪ The flag hung motionless on its pole … Collocations dictionary
motionless — motionlessly, adv. motionlessness, n. /moh sheuhn lis/, adj. without motion: a motionless statue. [1590 1600; MOTION + LESS] Syn. still, stationary, unmoving, inert, stable, fixed, quiescent, quiet. Ant. active. * * * … Universalium
motionless — adjective not moving at all: Helen sat motionless and silent. motionlessly adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
motionless — adjective the leaves were motionless in the still night air Syn: unmoving, still, stationary, stock still, immobile, static, not moving a muscle, rooted to the spot, transfixed, paralyzed, frozen Ant: moving … Thesaurus of popular words