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
ETYM From Busy.
1. A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; SYN. concern, business concern, business organization.
2. A rightful concern or responsibility; used in such phrases as or.
3. An immediate objective.
4. Business concerns collectively; SYN. business sector.
5. Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; SYN. stage business, byplay.
6. The volume of business activity.
ETYM French draperie.
1. A covering for windows, usually made of hanging cloth.
2. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed.
3. Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
ETYM Latin operatio: cf. French opération.
1. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; SYN. procedure.
2. An act or process or manner of functioning or operating:; SYN. functioning, performance.
3. The state of being in effect or being operative.
4. A therapeutic procedure with instruments to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; SYN. surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgery.
5. A business especially one run on a large scale; they paid taxes on every stage of the operatiothey had to consolidate their operationsthe biggest police operation in French historrunning a restaurant is quite an operatioconsolidate the companies various operationsit was a joint operation of the navy and air forceit can perform millions of operations per second.
Sinonimi: game · patch · plot of ground · secret plan
1. The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
2. A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); SYN. secret plan.
3. A small area of planted ground; SYN. plot of ground, patch.
4. A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object.
The storyline in a novel, play, film, or other work of fiction. A plot is traditionally a scheme of connected events.
Novelists in particular have at times tried to subvert or ignore the reader's expectation of a causally linked story with a clear beginning, middle, and end, with no loose ends. James Joyce and Virginia Woolf wrote novels that explore the minutiae of a character's experience, rather than telling a tale. However, the tradition that the novel must tell a story, whatever else it may do, survives for the most part intact.
English novelist E M Forster defined it thus: The king died and then the queen died. The king died and then the queen died of grief at the king's death. The first is the beginning of a series of events; the second is the beginning of a plot.
running / rʌnɪŋ /
Množina reči running je runnings.
Sinonimi: run · running game · running play · track
1. The act of administering or being in charge of something
2. The state of being in operation
3. (With) To be competitive and have a chance to win
ETYM Old Eng. shoppe, schoppe, as. sceoppa a treasury, a storehouse, stall, booth; akin to scypen a shed, lg. schup a shed, German schoppen, schuppen, a shed, a coachhouse, Old High Germ. scopf.
A mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; SYN. store.