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. Rick Santorum:

    I have no problem with the Russians protecting their security, vladimir Putin is acting very rationally.

  2. Dan Coats:

    It has been a privilege serving with Sue Gordon to lead the ODNI and Intelligence Community over these past two years. Sue Gordon is a visionary leader who has made an enormous impact on the IC over the more than three decades Sue Gordon has served, i have had the pleasure of working with Joseph Maguire as part of my leadership team at ODNI, and I am pleased that the President has announced that Joe will serve as Acting DNI. Joe has had a long, distinguished career serving the nation and will lead the men and women in the IC with distinction.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.

  4. Ken Cuccinellisaid:

    Later that night, Kelly was arrested by police and taken to jail. Police officers have frequently encountered dangerous lasers during protests across the country. ADepartment of Homeland Security report on the Portland protests mentions lasers being targeted at police or aircraft at least eight times. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinellisaid that multiple federal officers weretemporarily blinded by lasers during Portland protests. Weve had a number of officers who have days-long blindness. So far theyve all kind of come back, if you will, you also get whats called flash blindness, think of it as the old Kodak cameras where youd get that blue spot and you cant quite see your entire field of vision for a period of time.

  5. Philip Hammond:

    Ukrainians can't beat the Russian army, that's not a practical proposition. There has to be a political solution, 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.

Images & Illustrations of acting

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