action

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

action

noun

Definition of ACTION

1
something done by someone <judge people by their actions, not by their words>
Synonyms act, deed, doing, exploit, feat, thing
2
the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work <the mystery writer displays a sure hand in managing the novel's complicated but never incoherent action>
Synonyms plot, story, story line
3
a court case for enforcing a right or claim <filed an action in county court to recover his lawn mower from his neighbor, who claims he gave it to her>
4
active fighting during the course of a war <the battalion saw action soon after it arrived in France>
Synonyms action, battle, field
5
actions pl  the way or manner in which one conducts oneself <observing the actions of mice in various controlled settings helps scientists understand the effects of certain drugs>
Synonyms actions, address, bearing, comportment, conduct, demeanor, deportment, geste (also gest) [archaic]
6
readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity <the wilderness was tamed by men and women of action>

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