(Redirected from Act)
- AKA: Act, Goal Directed Activity, Goal Oriented Activity.
- See: Operation, Choice.
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=act
- S: (n) act, enactment (a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body)
- S: (n) act, deed, human action, human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)
- S: (n) act (a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet)
- S: (n) act, routine, number, turn, bit (a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program) "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
- S: (n) act (a manifestation of insincerity) "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
- S: (v) act, move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)) "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
- S: (v) act, behave, do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself) "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
- S: (v) act, play, represent (play a role or part) "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
- S: (v) act (discharge one's duties) "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
- S: (v) act, play, act as (pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind) "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
- S: (v) act (be suitable for theatrical performance) "This scene acts well"
- S: (v) work, act (have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected) "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
- S: (v) act (be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure)
- S: (v) dissemble, pretend, act (behave unnaturally or affectedly) "She's just acting"
- S: (v) act, play, roleplay, playact (perform on a stage or theater) "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
- 1. The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities. Pit row was abuzz with activity.
- 2. something done as an action or a movement. The activity for the morning was a walk to the store.
- 3. something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion. Quilting can be a fun activity.
- 4. Use (of internet, playstation, bank account etc.)
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=activity
- S: (n) activity (any specific behavior) "they avoided all recreational activity"
- S: (n) action, activity, activeness (the state of being active) "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
- S: (n) bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity (an organic process that takes place in the body) "respiratory activity"
- S: (n) activity ((chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction) "catalytic activity"
- S: (n) natural process, natural action, action, activity (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)) "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
- S: (n) activeness, activity (the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically) "the level of activity declines with age"