What does Acting mean?

Definitions for Acting
ˈæk tɪŋActing

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acting

    of Act

  2. Actingadjective

    operating in any way

  3. Actingadjective

    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. 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. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Facebook should be broken up, we should pursue antitrust activity on Facebook. And there are so many different reasons why. They are acting as an advertiser. They are acting as both platform and vendor. They are a communications platform, which has historically been a well-established domain of antitrust. And so because they are so many businesses and industries in one, the case is, I believe, right there in and of itself as to why they should be subject to antitrust activity.

  2. The Secretary:

    Inspector General was acting in a way that was deeply inconsistent with what State Department was trying to do. Inspector General office was leaking information.

  3. Ben LaRavia:

    As I look at my fiancée across the room I can see her that night, she had on a pair of blue coveralls and she had put some black paint all over her face and we were acting out this skit called 'cigar butts,'.

  4. Dan Gilleon:

    The city doesn’t want to explain why it concluded that a young mother would kill her only child at an event where witnesses said she was happy, to me, the city is acting like any other defendant in a lawsuit: blame the victim, especially if they are not able to defend themselves.

  5. Solicitor General:

    I am honored to serve the people of New York as acting Attorney General, the work of this office is critically important. Our office has never been stronger, and this extraordinarily talented, dedicated, and tireless team of public servants will ensure that our work continues without interruption.

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