What does acting mean?

Definitions for acting
ˈæk tɪŋact·ing

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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. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    The Church is founded upon God’s self-revelation to his people. This revelation is made in events in which God intervenes in human history, acting to unite people to himself here and for all eternity. People gather around these events and become a community, God’s people.

  2. Erika Guevara-Rosas:

    The federal institutions are responsive and are acting decisively in the face of these unfortunate events.

  3. Alicia Grandey:

    The relationship between surface acting and drinking after work was stronger for people who are impulsive or who lack personal control over behavior at work, if you're impulsive or constantly told how to do your job, it may be harder to rein in your emotions all day, and when you get home, you don't have that self-control to stop after one drink.

  4. Amanda Schoch:

    Since assuming his new role on Feb. 20, Acting DNI Acting DNI Grenell and the ODNI leadership team have embarked on a careful review of these studies completed prior to his arrival, with an eye to implementing key recommendations, while the review is underway, Acting DNI Grenell has asked for a temporary, short-term pause in external hiring. A similar hiring pause was implemented in 2018 as part of ODNI's first Transformation effort.

  5. Ivana Chubbuck:

    If something is not making Natalie Imbruglia happy, stop doing it. I know I was lucky I could afford to do that but that was not wasted time. I honed my acting, I made my stage debut and the study I did helps with songwriting and singing and being able to deliver these songs.

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