What does Acting mean?

Definitions for Acting
ˈæk tɪŋAct·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Acting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acting, playing, playacting, performing(adj)

    the performance of a part or role in a drama

  2. acting(a)(adj)

    serving temporarily especially as a substitute

    "the acting president"

Wiktionary

  1. acting(Noun)

    An intended action or deed.

  2. acting(Noun)

    Pretending.

  3. acting(Noun)

    The occupation of an actor.

  4. acting(Noun)

    The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.

  5. acting(Adjective)

    Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acting

    of Act

  2. Acting(adj)

    operating in any way

  3. Acting(adj)

    doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent

Freebase

  1. Acting

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. acting

    Verb form of the word act.

    The acting manager of the hotel did a fantastic job.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Acting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2498

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Acting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3226

How to pronounce Acting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Acting in sign language?

  1. acting

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Acting in a Sentence

  1. Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz:

    Calls for Polish solidarity is no blackmail, acting jointly and efficiently in the EU is in our interest.

  2. Cyrus Nowrasteh:

    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.

  3. Kristine Beckerle:

    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.

  4. Philip Hammond:

    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.

  5. Katharine Hepburn:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of Acting

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