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Actor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a theatrical performer
  • 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"

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  • a theatrical performer ,
  • 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"

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Actor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An actor is a person who acts, or has a role (a part) in a movie, television show, play, or radio show. Sometimes actors only sing or dance, or sometimes they only work on radio. A woman actor is also an actress, but today most people use the word "actor" for both men and women.

The first time we know an actor worked was in 534 B.C., probably on November 23. The changes in calendar between then and now means that we are not sure it was November 23. This actor was called Thespis and he was Greek. The place where the play happened was called the Theatre Dionysus. He was the first person to speak words as a character. This was a big change in storytelling. Before then, people sang and danced stories, but no one had been a person in the story. Today we call actors "thespians" because of Thespis.



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'Actor' example sentence in quotations


* When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation, ' I say, 'Your salary.' - Alfred Hitchcock

* An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow. - Edwin Booth

* When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy Are they presuming comedy is easier - Carol Burnett


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Actor Sample Sentences in News


  • Actor Booth Colman Dies
    Actor Booth Colman, who appeared in the original Planet Of The Apes Tv series, has died, aged 91. Colman passed away in his sleep last Monday (15Dec14) in Los Angeles. Read more on this news related to 'Actor'
  • Actor Stephen Collins admits sexual misconduct with three girls
    Actor Stephen Collins has publicly admitted that he engaged in sexual misconduct with three girls decades ago, calling his actions "inexcusable" and saying he was "deeply remorseful about what happened," according to People magazine. Read more on this news related to 'Actor'
  • Peeping Tom actor Karlheinz Bohm dies, aged 86
    Austrian actor also played Kaiser Franz Joseph in the Sissi films. Read more on this news related to 'Actor'

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