acting, playing, playacting, performing(adj)
the performance of a part or role in a drama
serving temporarily especially as a substitute
"the acting president"
An intended action or deed.
The occupation of an actor.
The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
operating in any way
doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent
Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting discuss it as part of rhetoric.
Verb form of the word act.
The acting manager of the hotel did a fantastic job.Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Acting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2498
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Acting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3226
The numerical value of Acting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Acting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Acting in a Sentence
Calls for Polish solidarity is no blackmail, acting jointly and efficiently in the EU is in our interest.
This movie has great production value, and good acting … But when it comes to biblical movies I tend to like them staying with scripture. I have yet to find anything in the Bible that hints that a 7-year-old Jesus raised a bird( and a boy) from the dead. we make it very clear at the front of the movie that this is fiction and we are imagining one year in the boyhood of Jesus ; so we are not trying to present something as fact or something that is n’t and we are doing it reverently.
I wish we were seeing more from the international community, too many states are acting like there's nothing they can do. There's a lot they can do and now is the time to do it.
This man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilized nations do not behave like that.
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
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Translations for Acting
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- amtierender, stellvertretend, geschäftsführendGerman
- virkaa toimittava, väliaikainenFinnish
- intérimaire, par intérimFrench
- p.o., pełniący obowiązki, pełniąca obowiązkiPolish
- temporário, interinoPortuguese
- и.о., исполняющий обязанностиRussian
- вршилац дужностиSerbo-Croatian
- tf, ställföreträdande, stf, tillförordnadSwedish
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