Words Relating to Space

Section IV.—Motion

1°. Motion in General
  1. Successive change of place.1
  2. Motion (Substantives), movement, transit, transition, move, going, etc., passage, course, stir.

    Science of motion: Kinematics.

    Step, gait, port, footfall, carriage, transference 270, locomotion 266.

    Mobility, restlessness, unrest, movability, movableness, inquietude, flux.

    (Verbs). To be moving, etc., to move, go, stir, hie, gang, budge, pass, flit, shift, glide, roll, roll on, flow 347, 348, sweep along, wander 279, change or shift one's place or quarters, dodge, keep going.

    (Adjectives). Moving, in motion, on the move, going, transitional; kinematic.

    Shifting, movable 270, mobile, restless, nomadic, wandering, vagrant, discursive, erratic 279, mercurial, unquiet.

    (Adverbs). In transitu, under way, on the road.

  3. Quiescence (Substantives), rest, stillness, stagnation, stagnancy, fixedness, immobility, catalepsy.
  4. Quiet, tranquillity, calm, calmness, sedentariness, quietum, peace; steadiness, balance, equilibrium.

    Pause, suspension, suspense, lull, stop, stoppage, interruption, stopping, stand, standstill, standing still, lying to, repose 687, respite; goose-step.

    Lock, deadlock, dead stop, embargo.

    Resting-place, anchorage, moorings, bivouac, port, post 189, 666, bed, pillow, etc. 215.

    (Verbs). To be quiescent, etc., to remain, stand, stand still, lie to, pull up, hold, halt, stop, anchor, stop short, stop dead, heave to, rest, pause, repose, keep quiet, take breath, stagnate, settle; to mark time.

    To stay, tarry, sojourn, dwell 186, pitch one's tent, cast anchor, settle, encamp, bivouac, moor, tether, picket, plant oneself, alight, land, etc. 292, ride at anchor.

    (Phrases). Not to stir a peg or step; to go to bed; to come to a standstill; to come to a deadlock.

    To stop, suspend, arrest, lay to, hold one's hand, interrupt, intermit, discontinue 142, put a stop to, quell, becalm.

    (Phrases). To bring to a standstill; to lay an embargo on.

    (Adjectives). Quiescent, still, motionless, moveless, at rest, stationary, untravelled, at a stand, stock- still, standing still, sedentary, undisturbed, unruffled, fast, stuck fast, fixed, transfixed, rooted, moored, aground, at anchor, tethered, becalmed, stagnant, quiet, calm, breathless, peaceful, unmoved, unstirred, immovable, immobile, restful, cataleptic, irremovable, stable, steady, steadfast.

    (Phrases). Still as a statue; still as a post; quiet or still as a mouse.

    (Adverbs). At a stand, at a standstill, etc., tout court; at anchor.

    (Interjections). Soho! stop! stay! avast! halt! hold hard! hold on! whoa!

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