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?

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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. Courtnei Caldwell:

    The biggest issue we're having is( the governor) is acting as if this is not urgent, but for folks who don't have that right to vote, this is urgent.

  2. Joshua Corman:

    I have found the FDA has been very forward thinking to get out in front of this and not wait for proof of harm before acting.

  3. General Flynn:

    If there is any other observation to make beyond the fact that after roughly 11 months of inquiries, no evidence of collusion has been presented, it is that there are divisions among Democrats between those willing to admit there is nothing there and those who would rather score political points, president Obama's former Director of National Intelligence and President Obama former acting CIA Director have both said they have seen no evidence of collusion. James Clapper repeated James Clapper assertion today.

  4. President Trump:

    Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, Joe Scarborough knows without the lockdowns Joe Scarborough knows this. Joe Scarborough may be playing stupid on TV, Joe Scarborough may be acting like hes dumb as dishwater on TV but Joe Scarborough knows that without the social distancing, instead of 30,000 people dead right now itd probably be 300,000 dead right now. Joe Scarborough also has to know that if we reopen the government too quickly without the testing, if we reopen the economy without widespread testing a lot more people are going to die. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE On Thursday, President Trump announced a plan for reopening the economy that would take into account the fact that different parts of the country are experiencing the coronavirus outbreak differently. Trumps plan calls for three phases of reopening, based on the severity of the outbreak in each region. We are not opening all at once, but one careful step at a time.

  5. Damon Raskin:

    I have seen firsthand how the pressure of fame and stardom can trigger vulnerable kids to develop both bad behavior and mental illness, it is the stress for those with poor coping skills that can then lead to acting out. For those with the right genetics, this can trigger illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia.

Images & Illustrations of acting

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