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, 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. Brian Dunkleman:

    I know it seems like such an easy question, but it's not an easy answer for me because there are so many variables, i don't even know who I would be if I was still on that show. ... I knew that if I had stayed, I wouldn't have had a chance (to pursue acting).

  2. Alexander Vindman:

    There were concerns about( how Rudy Giuliani).... could be undermining the consensus policy. But frankly, up until that call, you know, in certain regards Rudy Giuliani was acting as a private citizen advancing Rudy Giuliani own interests to a certain extent, it wasn't until that call that it became, that Rudy Giuliani was pulled into kind of an official role.

  3. Bruce Dern:

    Some say 'Never meet your heroes,' but I say if you are really blessed, you get them as your parents, i share this with my acting heroes, my legends, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. You got game.

  4. Juvenal Munubo:

    It will allow, unlike in the current situation, to know who is acting in the hydrocarbons sector, the parties, their identities, where they are located.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

Images & Illustrations of acting

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