action[ ak-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF action
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTION
I'm going back there, and get things in action, and I'm going to stay by them.
She was apt not only to know what she talked about, but she was a woman of resource, unafraid of action.
Thoroughbred is the word for her, style and action, as the horse people say, perfect.
Plainly, too, he was a man of action and a man who engaged all her instinctive liking.
Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.
It is not the name of the action, but the result of the action, which is the chief concern.
It passed, and the next moment she was on her feet again, capable of action.
It is a thought, an ideal, which has led to an entirely new line of action.
How will every look, every action, even the most innocent, be liable to misconstruction!
When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.
mid-14c., "cause or grounds for a lawsuit," from Anglo-French accioun, Old French accion (12c.) "action, lawsuit, case," from Latin actionem (nominative actio) "a putting in motion; a performing, doing," noun of action from past participle stem of agere "to do" (see act (v.)). Sense of "something done, an act, deed" is late 14c. Meaning "fighting" is from c.1600. As a film director's command, it is attested from 1923. Meaning "excitement" is recorded from 1968. Phrase actions speak louder than words is attested from 1731.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACTION
- where it's at
- how it goes
- how things are
- how things stack up
- lay of the land
- like it is
- size of it
- state of affairs
- status quo
- way things are
- way things shape up
- where it's at