action action  /ˈæk ʃən/


  1. (n) something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  2. (n) the state of being active
  3. (n) a military engagement
  4. (n) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
  5. (n) the series of events that form a plot
  6. (n) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
  7. (n) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  8. (n) a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
  9. (n) an act by a government body or supranational organization
  10. (n) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
  11. (v) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
  12. (v) put in effect


  1. In a split decision, the Supreme Court says that affirmative action is constitutional.
  2. And an action choreographer is bound to keep the action coming, at whatever cost to logic or taste.
  3. There's a new push for affirmative action by social class.


  1. Action hot at Buffalo Bill Challenge

    The red-hot, heated racing action lit up the night sky June 11 and would have made its namesake proud during the first annual Buffalo Bill Wild West Challenge that was held at the Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: North Platte Bulletin

  2. Game action for Blackburn?

    Game action for Blackburn?
    on June 23, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  3. Into Action Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Donates Tiles to RiseUP Gallery in Miami, Florida

    Into Action Treatment Center, a Florida drug and alcohol recovery rehab, donated artwork in their continuing partnership with Rise Up Gallery to find a cure for paralysis. (PRWeb June 23, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 23, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. Mr Obama said: "Should North Korea decide to take this action, we will work with all interested partners in the international community to take appropriate steps to let North Korea know that they cannot threaten the safety and stability of other...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

  2. "Indeed, it may get more intense in the next few months," he said. "As we take away the enemy's safe havens and reduce the enemy's freedom of action, the insurgents will fight back."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: USA Today

  3. In testimony to be delivered to a Senate committee and obtained by Reuters, Bernanke said, "Action by Congress is urgently required to stabilize the situation and avert what could otherwise be very serious consequences for our financial markets and...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

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