Definition of Action in English :
Define Action in English
Action meaning in English
Meaning of Action in English
Pronunciation of Action in English
Action pronunciation in English
Pronounce Action in Englishsee synonyms of action
something done (usually as opposed to something said)
Example Sentences:'there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions'
the state of being active
Example Sentences:'his sphere of activity''he is out of action'
3. action, military action
a military engagement
Example Sentences:'he saw action in Korea'
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Example Sentences:'the action of natural forces''volcanic activity'
the series of events that form a plot
Example Sentences:'his novels always have a lot of action'
the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
Example Sentences:'a man of action'
7. action, action mechanism
the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
Example Sentences:'the piano had a very stiff action'
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
an act by a government body or supranational organization
Example Sentences:'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'
the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
Example Sentences:'the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds''gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible'
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
Example Sentences:'He was warned that the district attorney would process him''She actioned the company for discrimination'
put in effect
Example Sentences:'carry out a task''execute the decision of the people''He actioned the operation'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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