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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Vince Vaughn:

    So when Todd Phillips wanted me for ‘Old School,’ the studio didn’t want me, they didn’t think I could do comedy! They said, ‘He’s a dramatic actor from smaller films.’ Todd really had to push for me; I think he even told them to watch me on Letterman, to see that I could be funny.

  2. John Garcia:

    [ I was trying to escape from ] the pain, the misery. The stress. The pressure. You name it. I was just trying to escape. That was my escape route. Not a healthy choice, but it was mainly to numb myself … The mere fact of seeing all the dead bodies, going to autopsies and doing the death notifications during the wee hours of the morning. Oscar-winning actor Actor Haing Ngor. who survived the savage horrors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, was shot to death outside Actor Haing Ngor apartment. ( Oxygen).

  3. Rozi Khan:

    God created two similar men, one is a popular actor and the other is a poor waiter.

  4. James Dean:

    Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.

  5. Olivier Minne:

    He was the last French actor from the Hollywoood golden era, louis Gendre was very proud of Louis Gendre career in America.

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