Actor meaning

ăktər
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One who takes part; a participant.
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A person who performs in a theatrical play or film.
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One who acts; a doer.
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The definition of an actor is a person who does something, particularly someone who performs in a film or television show.

John Travolta and Johnny Deep are each an example of an actor.

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(law) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
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A person, often, specif., a man, who acts in plays, movies, etc.
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(1) A primitive in a concurrent programming model. See actor model.
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One who takes part in a situation.
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(law) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
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(policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.
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(software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).
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A person who behaves in the manner of a character, usually by reciting scripted dialogue, in order to entertain an audience, especially in a play, movie, or television show.
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A person who does something or participates in something.
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Origin of actor

  • Middle English actour doer probably from Latin āctor from āctus past participle of agere to drive, do ag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin āctor (“doer”), from agere (“to do”). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr, “leader”), from ἄγω (agō, “lead, carry, convey, bring”).

    From Wiktionary