ETYM Latin actus, from agere to drive, do: cf. French acte. Related to Agent.
1. Something that people do or cause to happen; SYN. human action, human activity.
2. A manifestation of insincerity.
3. A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; SYN. routine, number, turn, bit.
4. A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.
5. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body; SYN. enactment.
In drama, the principal division of a play, usually marking a change of location, time, or mood. Acts are subdivided into scenes. All Shakespeare's plays are printed in five acts. The majority of modern plays are divided into three acts.
ETYM Old Fren. action, Latin actio, from agere to do. Related to Act.
1. Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
2. An act by a government body or supranational organization.
3. The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
4. The series of events that form a plot.
5. The state of being active; SYN. activity, activeness.
6. The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
7. The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
1. The act of binding oneself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; SYN. allegiance, loyalty, dedication.
2. An engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
3. A message that makes a pledge; SYN. dedication.
4. The official act of consigning a person to a prison (or mental hospital); SYN. committal, consignment.
ETYM AS. daed.
1. A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; SYN. deed of conveyance, title.
2. A notable achievement; SYN. feat, effort, exploit.
ETYM Latin factum, from facere to make or do. Related to Feat, Affair, Benefit, Defect, Fashion, and -fy.
1. A concept whose truth can be proved.
2. A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred.
3. A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened.
4. An event known to have happened or something known to have existed.
Sinonimi: public presentation | execution | doing | carrying out | carrying into action
1. A dramatic or musical entertainment; or; SYN. public presentation.
2. Any recognized accomplishment
3. The act of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; SYN. execution, doing, carrying out, carrying into action.
4. The act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
ETYM Old Eng. pece, French pičce, Late Lat. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. w. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. and Irish cuid part, share. Related to Petty.
1. A separate part of a whole.
2. A serving that has been cut from a larger portion; SYN. slice.
3. An instance of some kind; SYN. bit.
4. An item that is an instance of some type; or.
5. An artistic or literary composition.
6. A distance.
7. An object created by a sculptor.
ETYM French prélude (cf. Italian preludio, Late Lat. praeludium), from Latin prae before + ludus play. Related to Prelude.
Music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera.
In music, a composition intended as the preface to further music, especially preceding a fugue, forming the opening piece of a suite, or setting the mood for a stage work, as in Wagner’s Lohengrin. As used by Chopin, a prelude is a short self-contained piano work.
A prelude is often rhetorical in style, mixing fast runs and sustained chords. It thereby allows the musicians to form an aural picture of the sound quality of the auditorium. In orchestra concerts the overture fulfills a similar role.
ETYM Latin productus, p. pr. of producere. Related to Produce.
1. A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.
2. The amount of a good that has been produced by someone or some process; SYN. production.
3. A quantity obtained by multiplication; SYN. mathematical product.
4. A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
1. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; SYN. turning.
2. Turning away or in the opposite direction.
3. The activity of doing something in an agreed succession; or; SYN. play.
4. An unforeseen development; SYN. turn of events, twist.
5. A favor for someone; SYN. good turn.
6. Taking a short walk out and back.
7. (In sports) A period of play during which one team is on the offensive; SYN. bout, round.
ETYM Old Eng. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., Dutch, and German werk, Old High Germ. werc, werah, Icel. and Swed. verk, Dan. vaerk, Goth. gawaúrki, Greek ergon.
1. Employment; a job.
2. Activity directed toward making or doing something.
3. Something produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; SYN. piece of work.