What does acting mean?

Definitions for acting
ˈæk tɪŋact·ing

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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.

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"

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. 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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Ron Wyden:

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Trumps payroll tax holiday could drain the Social Security trust fund and said some states can not afford the 25 percent unemployment match, especially since the GOP has opposed additional money to state and local governments. Donald Trump is trying to distract from Donald Trump failure to extend the $ 600 federal boost for 30 million unemployed workers by issuing illegal executive orders, this scheme is a classic Donald Trump con : play-acting at leadership while robbing people of the support they desperately need.

  2. Maisie Williams:

    For a long time I thought 'I'm just a weird acting kid,' at school, kids didn't audition for things -- and I had a job at 12. But now I've met so many other people and I've realized that's very normal, everyone felt that weird segregation at some point.

  3. Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz:

    Acting jointly and efficiently in the EU is in our interest.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It gives me more flexibility. Do you understand that ? I like' acting,'.

  5. 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).

Images & Illustrations of acting

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