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.

Matched Categories

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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say actor in sign language?

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. Jonathan Klinger:

    People were clearly paying a premium for his cars, with these prices, the late actor appears to be poised to become the next Paul Newman of celebrity car collectors.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism -- and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he's writing it -- or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director/producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.

  3. Adam Meyers:

    We've seen the Deep Panda actor registering domain names that were haelth-sector specific and could be potentially tied to victims.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    I think they understand who the malign actor is here and I think they'll see all the countries in the region, including the United States, as truly trying to help them.

  5. Eddie Johnson:

    The accusation within this phony attack received national attention for weeks, celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor... Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote Jussie Smollett career.

Images & Illustrations of actor

  1. actoractoractoractoractor

Popularity rank by frequency of use

actor#1#4288#10000

Translations for actor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for actor »

Translation

Find a translation for the actor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these actor definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "actor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/actor>.

    Are we missing a good definition for actor? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. equivalent
    • B. contiguous
    • C. ultimo
    • D. arbitrary

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for actor: