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 player(noun)

    a theatrical performer

  2. actor, doer, worker(noun)

    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"


  1. actor(Noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

  2. actor(Noun)

    one who acts; a doer

  3. actor(Noun)

    one who takes part in a situation

  4. actor(Noun)

    An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

  5. actor(Noun)

    One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

  6. actor(Noun)

    One who enacts a certain policy action.

  7. actor(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actor(noun)

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

  2. Actor(noun)

    a theatrical performer; a stageplayer

  3. Actor(noun)

    an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes

  4. Actor(noun)

    one who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant

  5. Origin: [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]


  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.

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

How to pronounce actor?

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How to say actor in sign language?

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  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. Patricia Arquette:

    I'm a fourth-generation actor.

  2. Marc Edwards:

    A-List Actor But F-List Scientist.

  3. Roger Moore:

    I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.

  4. Edwin Booth:

    An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.

  5. Marlon Brando:

    An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.

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