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"

Wiktionary

  1. actor(Noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

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

  2. actor(Noun)

    one who acts; a doer

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

  3. actor(Noun)

    one who takes part in a situation

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

  4. actor(Noun)

    An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

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

  5. actor(Noun)

    One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

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

  6. actor(Noun)

    One who enacts a certain policy action.

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

  7. actor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Actor(noun)

    a theatrical performer; a stageplayer

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

  3. Actor(noun)

    an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes

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

  4. Actor(noun)

    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.

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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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. Michael Douglas:

    You look back at Oliver Stones’s career — Jimmy Woods in' El Salvador,' Charlie Sheen in' Platoon,' Tom Cruise in' Born On The Fourth of July,' Kevin Costner in' JFK,' Val Kilmer in' The Doors' — and every actor has probably given their best performance with Oliver Stones, because, whether it is his Vietnam mentality, he wants you in the trenches with him.

  2. Dave Karger:

    There are cases when a particular actor is seen as overdue, and this year it's definitely Leonardo DiCaprio, what is great is that he is going to win for the right performance.

  3. Charlotte Rampling:

    Maybe this time, no black actor or actress deserved to make it to the final selection, why should we always categorize people? I think nowadays we are living in easily offended societies. There will always be someone who's too beautiful, too black or not white enough.

  4. W. C. Fields:

    Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.

  5. Donald Sinden:

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

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