Definitions for Actorˈæk tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•torˈæk tər(n.)

  1. a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, etc., esp. professionally.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. a person who does something; participant.

Origin of actor:

1350–1400; < L =ag(ere) (see act ) +-tor -tor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player(noun)

    a theatrical performer

  2. actor, doer, worker(noun)

    a person who acts and gets things done

    "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. actor(noun)ˈæk tər

    sb who performs in plays, films, etc.

    a talented actor

Wiktionary

  1. actor(Noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

  2. actor(Noun)

    one who acts; a doer

  3. actor(Noun)

    one who takes part in a situation

  4. actor(Noun)

    An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

  5. actor(Noun)

    One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

  6. actor(Noun)

    One who enacts a certain policy action.

  7. actor(Noun)

    The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).

  8. Origin: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actor(noun)

    one who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer

  2. Actor(noun)

    a theatrical performer; a stageplayer

  3. Actor(noun)

    an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes

  4. Actor(noun)

    one who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant

Freebase

  1. Actor

    An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an "actor," ὑποκριτής, means literally "one who interprets"; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Actor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4396

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Actor' in Nouns Frequency: #1201


Translations for Actor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

actor(noun)

a performer in a play.

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