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
(Irregular plural: addresses).
1. The place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with.
2. A sign in front of a house or business carrying the conventional form by which its location is described.
3. Written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location; SYN. destination, name, address.
4. The manner of speaking to another individual.
5. A formal spoken communication delivered to an audience; SYN. speech.
6. (Computer science) The code that identifies where a piece of information is stored; SYN. computer address.
The label or number identifying the memory location where a unit of information is stored.
tangible object caused to appear by spiritualist medium; production of such object.
1. Dignified manner or conduct; SYN. comportment, presence, mien.
2. Device placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily, with a minimum of friction.
3. Relevant relation or interconnection:
4. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; SYN. heading, aim.
(Alternate spelling: behaviour).
1. The action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances; SYN. behaviour.
2. Manner of acting or conducting oneself; SYN. behaviour, conduct.
3. (Psychology) The aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation; SYN. behaviour.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for behavior.
ETYM Late Lat. conductus defense, escort, from Latin conductus, p. p. of conducere. Related to Conduce, Conduit.
1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal behavior; mode of action.
6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
ETYM Old Eng. contenance, countenaunce, demeanor, composure, French contenance demeanor, from Latin continentia continence, Late Lat. also, demeanor, from Latin continere to hold together, repress, contain. Related to Contain, Continence.
1. The appearance conveyed by a person's face; SYN. visage.
2. The human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face'); SYN. physiognomy, visage, kisser, smiler, mug.
Method or manner of conduct in relation to others.
ETYM Written also demeanour.
Behavioral attributes; SYN. demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for demeanor.
ETYM French déportement misconduct, Old Fren., demeanor. Related to Deport.
Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carrige; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.
Things that are done or that occur; goings-on; social activities
1. Actions, events
2. Irregular or reprehensible happenings or conduct
ETYM Old Eng. manere, French maničre, from Old Fren. manier, adj, manual, skillful, handy, from (assumed) Late Lat. manarius, for Latin manuarius belonging to the hand, from manus the hand. Related to Manual.
1. A kind.
2. A manner of performance; SYN. mode, style, way, fashion.
3. A way of acting or behaving; SYN. personal manner.
ETYM French mine; perh. from sane source as mener to lead; cf. Eng. demean, menace, mine, n.
2. Conduct or demeanor.
3. Air or look; manner.
ETYM French présence, Latin praesentia. Related to Present.
1. The act of being present.
2. The immediate proximity of someone or something; SYN. front.
3. The state of being present; current existence.
4. The impression that something is present.
5. An invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby.