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
ETYM Latin agonia, Greek agon, orig. a contest: cf. French agonie. Related to Agon.
1. A state of acute pain; SYN. suffering.
2. Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; SYN. torment, torture.
bashing / bæʃɪŋ /
Množina reči bashing je bashings.
Act of beating, whipping; verbal or physical abuse; complete defeat
ETYM Old Eng. bataille, bataile, French bataille battle, Old Fren., battle, battalion, from Latin battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, from batuere to strike, beat. Related to Battalia, Battel, and see Batter.
A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; SYN. conflict, fight, engagement.
ETYM French camp, Italian campo, from Latin campus plant, field; akin to Greek kepos garden. Related to Campaign, Champ.
1. Temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers.
2. Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; SYN. encampment, cantonment, bivouac.
3. A site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; SYN. summer camp.
4. Something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality.
5. A prison for forced laborers.
6. A group of people living together in a camp.
Behaving in an exaggerated and even self-parodying way, particularly in female impersonation and among homosexuals. The British entertainers Kenneth Williams (1926–1987) and Julian Cleary and the Australian Barry Humphries have used camp behavior to comic effect.
ETYM French campagne, Italian campagna, from Latin Campania the level country about Naples, from campus field. Related to Camp, Champaign, Champagne.
1. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; SYN. cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort.
2. An overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa); SYN. hunting expedition, safari.
3. Several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints); SYN. military campaign.
ETYM Latin collisio, from collidere. Related to Collide.
1. An accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object.
2. An event in which two or more bodies come together; SYN. hit.
3. The act of colliding with something; SYN. crash, smash.
1. Fight, battle, war
2. Competitive or opposing action of incompatibles; antagonistic state or action (as of divergent ideas, interests, or persons); mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands
3. The opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction
(Irregular plural: matches).
1. An exact duplicate; SYN. mate.
2. Something that resembles or harmonizes with.
3. Thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; SYN. lucifer, friction match.
Small strip of wood or paper, tipped with combustible material for producing fire. Friction matches containing phosphorus were first made 1816 in France by François Derosne.
A safety match is one in which the oxidizing agent and the combustible body are kept apart, the former being incorporated into the striking surface on the side of the box, the latter into the match. Safety matches were patented by a Swede, J E Lundström, 1855. Book matches were invented in the us 1892 by Joshua Pusey.
ETYM Old Eng. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, as. teld, geteld; akin to od. telde, German zelt, Icel. tjald, Swed. tält, tjäll, Dan. telt, and as. beteldan to cover.
1. A slight but noticeable partiality.
2. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; SYN. list, inclination, lean, leaning.
ETYM Old Eng. and AS. werre.
1. The waging of armed conflict against an enemy; SYN. warfare.
2. An active struggle between competing entities; SYN. warfare.
3. A concerted campaign to end something that is injurious.
4. A legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; SYN. state of war.
Act of force, usually on behalf of the state, intended to compel a declared enemy to obey the will of the other. The aim is to render the opponent incapable of further resistance by destroying its capability and will to bear arms in pursuit of its own aims. War is therefore a continuation of politics carried on with violent and destructive means, as an instrument of policy.
In the wars of the late 20th century, 90% of casualties have been civilian (in World War II, the figure was 50%; in World War I only 5%).
The sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down; SYN. rassling, grappling.
Sport popular in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and included in the Olympics from 704 BC. The two main modern international styles are Greco-Roman, concentrating on above-waist holds, and freestyle, which allows the legs to be used to hold or trip; in both The aim is to throw the opponent to the ground.
Many countries have their own forms of wrestling. Glima is unique to Iceland; Kushti is the national style practiced in Iran; Schwingen has been practiced in Switzerland for hundreds of years; and sumo is the national sport of Japan. World championships for freestyle wrestling have existed since 1951 and since 1921 for Greco-Roman style. Greco-Roman was included in the first modern Olympic program 1896; freestyle made its debut 1904. Competitors are categorized according to weight: there are ten weight divisions in each style of wrestling.