Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 264. Motion.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
1. Motion in General
264. [Successive Change Of Place.] Motion.
NOUN:MOTION, movement, motility, motivity; move; going &c. v.; mobility; movableness, motive power, motorium; laws of motion; mobilization.
  stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; conduction; evolution; kinematics; telekinesis.
  RATE, pace, tread, step, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity; clip [colloq.], progress, locomotion; journey [See Journey]; voyage [See Navigation]; transit [See Transference].
  RESTLESSNESS (changeableness) [See Changeableness]; unrest.
VERB:BE IN MOTION &c. adj.; move, go, hie, gang [Scot. & dial. Eng.], budge, stir, pass, flit; hover -round, - about; shift, slide, glide; roll, roll on; flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along; wander (deviate) [See Deviation]; walk [See Journey]; change -, shift- one’s -place, - quarters; dodge; keep going, keep moving.
  PUT IN MOTION, set in motion; move; impel [See Impulse]; propel [See Propulsion]; render movable, mobilize.
ADJECTIVE:MOVING, &c. v.; in motion; traveling, transitional, metabatic; motory [rare], motive; shifting, movable, mobile, motiferous, motile, motific [rare], motor, motorial, quicksilver, mercurial, unquiet; restless (changeable) [See Changeableness]; nomadic [See Journey]; erratic [See Deviation].
  telekinetic, kinematic or kinematical, evolutionary.
ADVERB:UNDER WAY; on the -move, - wing, - fly, - tramp, - march.
  1. Eppur si muove.—Galileo
  2. Es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.
  3. She ’gan stir With a short uneasy motion.—Coleridge
  4. Pace came to him like a maiden with a lamp, a new and beautiful wonder.—Dunsany
  5. Those proud ones swaying home with mainyards backed and bows a cream of foam.—Masefield



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