Noun Definition

action

1.Definition: 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

Category: General

2.Definition: a military engagement

"He saw action in Korea"

Category: General

3.Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"The action of natural forces", "Volcanic activity"

Related Noun(s):activity

Category: General

4.Definition: an act by a government body or supranational organization

"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"

Category: General

5.Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Category: General

6.Definition: the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

"The action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds", "Gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible"

Category: General

7.Definition: the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

"The piano had a very stiff action"

Category: Objects

8.Definition: the series of events that form a plot

"His novels always have a lot of action"

Category: General

9.Definition: the state of being active

"His sphere of activity", "He is out of action"

Related Noun(s):activity, activeness

Category: General

10.Definition: the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

"A man of action"

Category: General