What does Actress mean?

Definitions for Actress
ˈæk trɪsac·tress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actressnoun

    a female actor

Wiktionary

  1. actressnoun

    A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense).

  2. actressnoun

    A female actor on the stage or in films.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    Etymology: actrice, Fr.

    Virgil has, indeed, admitted Fame as an actress in the Æneid; but the part she acts is very short, and none of the most admired circumstances of that divine work. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    We sprights have just such natures
    We had, for all the world, when human creatures;
    And therefore I that was an actress here,
    Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. John Dryden, Tyr. Love.

Wikipedia

  1. actress

    An actor or actress is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of a role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. This can also be considered an "actor's role," which was called this due to scrolls being used in the theaters. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. Formerly, in ancient Greece and the medieval world, and in England at the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. While Ancient Rome did allow female stage performers, only a small minority of them were given speaking parts. The commedia dell'arte of Italy, however, allowed professional women to perform early on; Lucrezia Di Siena, whose name is on a contract of actors from 10 October 1564, has been referred to as the first Italian actress known by name, with Vincenza Armani and Barbara Flaminia as the first primadonnas and the first well-documented actresses in Italy (and in Europe). After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear onstage in England. In modern times, particularly in pantomime and some operas, women occasionally play the roles of boys or young men.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    a female actor or doer

  2. Actressnoun

    a female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. actrice.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Actress' in Nouns Frequency: #2541

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actress in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Actress in a Sentence

  1. Hugh Grant:

    Renee loves me and I love Renee. Well, I mean she’s in the same category as Emma Thompson, in terms of lunacy, but an amazing actress of course, and very generous, she once sent me a fabulous huge volume of beautiful photography, including a lot of semi-undressed women. I remember it because I had just landed in Marrakesh … and the book was impounded.

  2. Addison Rae:

    Getting the opportunity to work with Netflix was such a pinch me moment and now to be able to continue the relationship is beyond my wildest dreams, i'm thrilled to be able to collaborate with this incredible team and am excited to develop projects while continuing to strengthen my skills as an actress.

  3. Ronn Torossian:

    From a brand perspective, I think many Americans will have empathy for Kelly Rutherford, this actress fighting for her children is something which is a very personal matter, and something which will have very little impact on her career.

  4. Arturo Azinian:

    Recently, I had to go to the house of an actress, it was Jennifer Aniston.

  5. Lea Michele:

    This is challenging working with a balance of comedy and horror. she challenges me as an actress, because to have someone every day, [who] comes prepared and knows their lines and gives it to you on every take, you have to be on your absolute best.

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