|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed to rest.
2. (n.) Power of, or capacity for, motion.
3. (n.) Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.
4. (n.) Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.
5. (n.) Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
6. (n.) A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.
7. (n.) An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
8. (n.) Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.
9. (n.) A puppet show or puppet.
10. (v. i.) To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.
11. (v. i.) To make proposal; to offer plans.
12. (v. t.) To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.
13. (v. t.) To propose; to move.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mo'-shun: In 2 Esdras 6:14, the King James Version "motion" represents the Latin commotio, "commotion," "disturbance" (the Revised Version (British and American) has revised entirely here). In Romans 7:5, "the motions of sins, which were by the law," "motion" is used in the sense of "impulse," and "impulses" would probably give the best translation. But the Greek noun (pathemata) is hard to translate exactly, and the Revised Version (British and American) has preferred "passions," as in Galatians 5:24. Sanday (ICC) paraphrases "the impressions of sense, suggestive of sin, stimulated into perverse activity by their legal prohibition." See PASSION. "Motion" is found also in The Wisdom of Solomon 5:11 (the King James Version and the Revised Version margin) and The Wisdom of Solomon 7:24 (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)) in a modern sense.
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Motion (8 Occurrences)
Acts 17:28 For in him we have life and motion and existence; as certain of your verse writers have said, For we are his offspring. (BBE)
Psalms 46:3 Though its waters are sounding and troubled, and though the mountains are shaking with their violent motion. (Selah.) (BBE)
Jeremiah 5:22 Have you no fear of me? says the Lord; will you not be shaking with fear before me, who have put the sand as a limit for the sea, by an eternal order, so that it may not go past it? and though it is ever in motion, it is not able to have its way; though the sound of its waves is loud, they are not able to go past it. (BBE)
Jeremiah 6:22 The Lord has said, See, a people is coming from the north country, a great nation will be put in motion from the inmost parts of the earth. (BBE)
Jeremiah 31:35 These are the words of the Lord, who has given the sun for a light by day, ordering the moon and stars for a light by night, who puts the sea in motion, causing the thunder of its waves; the Lord of armies is his name. (BBE)
Jeremiah 50:41 See, a people is coming from the north; a great nation and a number of kings will be put in motion from the inmost parts of the earth. (BBE)
Daniel 11:2 And now I will make clear to you what is true. There are still three kings to come in Persia, and the fourth will have much greater wealth than all of them: and when he has become strong through his wealth, he will put his forces in motion against all the kingdoms of Greece. (BBE)
Daniel 11:25 And he will put in motion his power and his strength against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south will go to war with a very great and strong army: but he will be forced to give way, because of their designs against him; (BBE)