What does Acting mean?

Definitions for Acting
ˈæk tɪŋact·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Acting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acting, playing, playacting, performingadjective

    the performance of a part or role in a drama

  2. acting(a)adjective

    serving temporarily especially as a substitute

    "the acting president"

Wiktionary

  1. actingnoun

    An intended action or deed.

  2. actingnoun

    Pretending.

  3. actingnoun

    The occupation of an actor.

  4. actingnoun

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

  5. actingadjective

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

Wikipedia

  1. Acting

    Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode. Acting involves a broad range of skills, including a well-developed imagination, emotional facility, physical expressivity, vocal projection, clarity of speech, and the ability to interpret drama. Acting also demands an ability to employ dialects, accents, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, and stage combat. Many actors train at length in specialist programs or colleges to develop these skills. The vast majority of professional actors have undergone extensive training. Actors and actresses will often have many instructors and teachers for a full range of training involving singing, scene-work, audition techniques, and acting for camera. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (Greek: ὑπόκρισις, hypokrisis) discuss it as part of rhetoric.

ChatGPT

  1. acting

    Acting is the art and profession of performing a character or role in a play, film, television show, or any other form of entertainment. It involves the ability to portray believable emotions, behaviors, and situations through the use of vocal, physical, and emotional expression. Actors use their skill and training to bring a scripted or improvised text to life, engaging with their fellow performers and the audience to create a compelling and believable performance within a given fictional world or narrative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acting

    of Act

  2. Actingadjective

    operating in any way

  3. Actingadjective

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

Wikidata

  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. actingverb

    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

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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. Paul Zinken/dpa:

    We were all shocked yesterday when we saw it in the news, it shows we had those people on the list, on the screen. We are acting. And so we have to investigate for sure, but I'm not frightened by any coup or something.

  2. Jason Mewes:

    We've been friends before everything. Kevin Smith grew up in the same town and he put me in a movie... I didn't plan on acting or anything, the bonus is not only do I get to experience all this these last 25 years, experience all these things and have a great job, I get to do it with someone I grew up with and is my best friend.

  3. Jack Nicholson:

    JACK NICHOLSON: My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Which is? JACK NICHOLSON: That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Let's talk about acting for a minute.

  4. Lisa Deffendall:

    Incidents of this nature -- in which an employee is acting outside of the district's expectations and out of line with the training provided -- are isolated. Our training is very explicit that physical restraint is a last resort only to be used when a student is a danger to themselves or others. The training also shows employees the proper ways to hold or transport students. In this case, neither of those standards were met, there is absolutely no tolerance for the conduct of the employee in this incident, and while we can not discuss specifics, we do want to reassure our families that we take any situations of this nature very seriously.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    The FBI had ample reason to believe that Carter Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power based on Carter Page history, including the fact that Carter Page had previously been a target of Russian recruitment, Carter Page travel to Russia, and other information, the renewals of FISA were also appropriate and based on new information obtained by law enforcement.

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