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.

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

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. Suzanne Crough:

    There is life after acting.

  2. Robin Williams:

    Comedy is acting out optimism.

  3. Lily Tomlin:

    For fast-acting relief try slowing down.

  4. The Republican presidential candidate:

    Vladimir Putin is acting very rationally.

  5. Katharine Hepburn:

    Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.

Images & Illustrations of acting

  1. actingactingacting

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