n.1.The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; - opposed to rest.
2.Power of, or capacity for, motion.
Devoid of sense and motion.
- Milton.
3.Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.
In our proper motion we ascend.
- Milton.
4.Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.
This is the great wheel to which the clock owes its motion.
- Dr. H. More.
5.Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
6.A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.
Yes, I agree, and thank you for your motion.
- Shak.
7.(Law) An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
8.(Mus.) Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.
9.A puppet show or puppet.
What motion's this? the model of Nineveh?
- Beau. & Fl.
Center of motion
etc. See under Center, Harmonic, etc.
Motion block
(Steam Engine) a crosshead.
Perpetual motion
(Mech.) an incessant motion conceived to be attainable by a machine supplying its own motive forces independently of any action from without. According to the law of conservation of energy, such perpetual motion is impossible, and no device has yet been built that is capable of perpetual motion.
v. i.1.To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.
[imp. & p. p. Motioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Motioning.]
2.To make proposal; to offer plans.
v. t.1.To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.
2.To propose; to move.
I want friends to motion such a matter.
- Burton.
Noun1.Motionmotion - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Synonyms: movement
2.motion - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Synonyms: gesture
3.Motionmotion - 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"
Synonyms: movement, motility, move
4.motion - a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
motionlessness, stillness - a state of no motion or movement
5.motion - 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"
Synonyms: question
6.motion - 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"
Synonyms: movement, move
7.motion - 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"
Verb1.motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
Synonyms: gesticulate, gesture

MOTION, practice. An application to a court by one of the parties in a cause, or his counsel, in order to obtain some rule or order of court, which he thinks becomes necessary in the progress of the cause, or to get relieved in a summary manner, from some matter which would work injustice.
     2. When the motion. is made on some matter of fact, it must be supported by an affidavit that such facts are true; and for this purpose, the party's affidavit will be received, though, it cannot be read on the hearing. 1 Binn. R. 145; S. P. 2 Yeates' R. 546. Vide 3 Bl. Com. 304; 2 Sell. Pr. 356; 15 Vin. Ab. 495; Grah. Pr. 542; Smith's Ch. Pr. Index, h.t.

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