What does Actor mean?

Definitions for Actor
ˈæk tərAc·tor

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. actor(Noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

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

  2. actor(Noun)

    one who acts; a doer

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

  3. actor(Noun)

    one who takes part in a situation

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

  4. actor(Noun)

    An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

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

  5. actor(Noun)

    One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

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

  6. actor(Noun)

    One who enacts a certain policy action.

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

  7. actor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  2. Actor(noun)

    a theatrical performer; a stageplayer

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  3. Actor(noun)

    an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  4. Actor(noun)

    one who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

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

How to pronounce Actor?

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

How to say Actor in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Actor in a Sentence

  1. Burt Reynolds:

    I remember (actor) Lee Marvin said 'save your money and have a good time but remember it's not going to last', it was a wonderful time for me, and he was right. It doesn't last, eventually it goes away.

  2. Krysta Rodriguez:

    It didn’t seem to be real; it almost felt like that’s the hypochondriac in me, the dramatic actor that would think, ‘oh, of course that would be the thing that would happen,’.

  3. Romola Garai:

    OK, I’ve had a female director say to me that the male actor is really challenged by aggressive women, so I have to be delicate with the way I speak to him, i said: ‘I can’t tell you how hard that will be for me. I am not that kind of person.’ There are hundreds of misogynistic directors, but an equal number who are not. It’s a mistake to make it a gender split. That’s not helped the cause.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The real life nature of the film actor is most probably just diagonally opposite to the reel life character played excellently by him/her.

  5. Alexandra Laliberte:

    I want to sincerely apologize to any women who were re-traumatized this week at Actor's Hour.

Images & Illustrations of Actor

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