SECTION IV. MOTION
MOTION IN GENERAL
[Successive change of place* ]. Motion –N. movement, move; motivity, motility, going; unrest. stream, current, flow, flux, run, course, stir; conduction, evolution; kinematics. step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, clip, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity; progress, locomotion; journey; voyage; transit; restlessness; mobility; moveableness, motive power; laws of motion; mobilization.
Quiescence. –N. rest; stillness; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, quietism. quiet, tranquillity, calm; repose. peace; dead calm, anticyclone; statue-like repose; silence; not a breath of air, not a mouse stirring; sleep (inactivity). pause, lull (cessation); stand-still; lock; deadlock; full stop; fix; embargo; resting-place; bivouac; home (abode) pillow (support); haven (refuge); goal; (arrival).
* A thing cannot be said to move from one place to another, unless it passes in succession through every intermediate place; hence motion is only such a change of place as is successive. ‘Rapid, swift &c, as thought’ are therefore incorrect expressions.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.