Textual thesaurus for "motion"

(noun) move, movement

the act of changing location from one place to another

police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

(noun) motility, move, movement

a change of position that does not entail a change of location

the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

(noun) gesture

the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

(noun) question

a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

he made a motion to adjourn; she called for the question

(noun) movement

a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(noun) apparent motion, apparent movement, movement

an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object

the cinema relies on apparent motion; the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement

(verb) gesticulate, gesture

show, express or direct through movement

He gestured his desire to leave