Meaning of MOTION in English

Pronunciation: ' m ō -sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English mocioun, from Anglo-French motion, from Latin motion-, motio movement, from mov ē re to move

Date: 14th century

1 a : an act, process, or instance of changing place : MOVEMENT b : an active or functioning state or condition <set the divorce proceedings in motion >

2 : an impulse or inclination of the mind or will

3 a : a proposal for action especially : a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly b : an application made to a court or judge to obtain an order, ruling, or direction

4 obsolete a : a puppet show b : PUPPET


6 a : an act or instance of moving the body or its parts : GESTURE b plural : ACTIVITIES , MOVEMENTS

7 : melodic change of pitch

– mo · tion · al \ ' m ō -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

– mo · tion · less \ ' m ō -sh ə n-l ə s \ adjective

– mo · tion · less · ly adverb

– mo · tion · less · ness noun

– in motion

of an offensive football player : running parallel to the line of scrimmage before the snap

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.