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Meaning of actor by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms

    • actour ( obsolete )


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


    • IPA: /'æk.tə( ɹ )/


    actor ( plural: actors )

    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. ( law ) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes .
    5. ( law ) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant .
    6. ( policy debate ) One who enacts a certain policy action .
    7. ( software 工学 ) The entity that performs a role ( in use case analysis ) .


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    • actor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • actor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • actor at OneLook Dictionary Search


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Explanation of actor by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a theatrical performer

    2. a person who acts and gets things done

    3. he's a principal actor in this affair

    Definition of actor by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Actor n. [L. actor, fr. agere to act.]
      1. One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.

      2. A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.

      After a well graced actor leaves the stage. Shak.

      3. ( Law ) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. Jacobs. One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.