What does actor mean?

Definitions for actor
ˈæk tərac·tor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word actor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role playernoun

    a theatrical performer

  2. actor, doer, workernoun

    a person who acts and gets things done

    "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

Wiktionary

  1. actornoun

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  2. actornoun

    one who acts; a doer

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  3. actornoun

    one who takes part in a situation

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  4. actornoun

    An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  5. actornoun

    One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  6. actornoun

    One who enacts a certain policy action.

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

  7. actornoun

    The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).

    Etymology: From actor, from . Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ, from ἄγω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actornoun

    one who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  2. Actornoun

    a theatrical performer; a stageplayer

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  3. Actornoun

    an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

  4. Actornoun

    one who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant

    Etymology: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]

Freebase

  1. Actor

    An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an "actor," ὑποκριτής, means literally "one who interprets"; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4396

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actor' in Nouns Frequency: #1201

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of actor in a Sentence

  1. Fred Allen:

    Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.

  2. Steven Spielberg:

    I'm a huge supporter of the Academy Awards, i was surprised at some of the individuals who were not nominated. I was surprised at [the exclusion of] Idris [Elba] — I was surprised at that. I think that was one of the best performances in the supporting actor and the actor category, was Idris. I've seen 'Straight Outta Compton' — my wife and I saw it when it first opened, the first weekend, and it just rocked our world. It was incredible. I was very surprised to see that omission.

  3. Donald Sinden:

    An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.

  4. Jeff Daniels:

    They said, ‘We’re going to stop this – you’re a serious actor and this will ruin your career,’ ’With all due respect, Jim is going to wipe you off the screen.’ I said, ‘If I f--- up and it’s wrong, then it’s my choice, but I’m getting on a plane.’.

  5. Peyton Reed:

    He has this wit about him, he's such an amazing dramatic, comedic actor. There is a sort of inherent absurdity to 'Ant-Man', he shrinks and controls ants and Paul is so great as that character, acknowledging the weirdness of the basic idea.

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