Understudy definition

ŭndər-stŭdē
A person trained to do the work of another.
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To act as an understudy to.
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Any person who learns the duties of another so as to serve as a substitute.
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To act as an understudy (to)
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To learn (a part) as an understudy.
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The definition of an understudy is an actor who learns the role of another actor and who performs when that actor is unable.

An example of an understudy is an actor who learns the star part in the play but who only gets to perform it when the real star can't perform because he has a cold.

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To study or know a role to such an extent as to be able to replace the normal performer when required.
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To act as an understudy (to someone)
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A performer who understudies; a standby.
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To study or know (a role) so as to be able to replace the regular performer when required.
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To be engaged in studying a role so as to be able to replace the regular performer when required.
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A performer who understudies.
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An actor who learns the part of another actor so as to serve as a substitute when necessary.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
understudy
Plural:
understudies

Origin of understudy

  • under- +"Ž study

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