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. Kerri Kupec:

    Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that 'at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation,'.

  2. Glenn Fine:

    It has been an honor to serve in the Inspector General community, both as the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and the DoD Acting Inspector General and Principal Deputy Inspector General performing the duties of the DoD Inspector General, the role of Inspectors General is a strength of our system of government. They provide independent oversight to help improve government operations in a transparent way.

  3. Karl Racine:

    But Big Techs antitrust reckoning are acting as one today.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    [and] was acting pre-ISIS, what ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before.

  5. Raheel Sharif:

    For now, the U.S. is acting on the Pakistani promise that if the Pakistan army's enemies are eliminated, Pakistan will help reconcile the Afghan Taliban, the spike in attacks against al Qaeda does mean closer U.S.-Pakistan tactics. But it's tactical moves, not a deeper strategic shift ... Overall trust is still low.

Images & Illustrations of acting

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