The Alternative English Dictionary: actor

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actor {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: actour (obsolete) etymology From Latin āctor, from agere. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ 〈áktōr〉, from ἄγω 〈ágō〉. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈæk.tə/
  • (US) /ˈæk.təɹ/
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noun: {{wikipedia}} {{en-noun}}
  1. A person who performs in a theatrical play or film.
  2. One who acts; a doer.
  3. One who takes part in a situation.
  4. (legal) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
  5. (legal) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
  6. (policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.
  7. (software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).
Synonyms: (person who performs in a theatrical play or film) performer, player, (one who acts) doer, (one who takes part) participant, (advocate in civil courts or cases), (a plaintiff) complainant, plaintiff, (one who enacts a policy action), (entity performing a role in use case analysis) role
hyponyms:
  • (person who performs in a theatrical play or film) actress {{g}}
  • enactor
  • reenactor
related terms:
  • act
  • acting
  • action
  • actress
  • actual
  • transaction
anagrams:
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