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Meaning of ACTOR

Pronunciation:  'aktur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  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"

ACTOR is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: doer, histrion, player, role player, thespian, worker
 See Also: actress, Al Jolson, Alec Guinness, Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, animator, Anthony Hopkins, Arthur John Gielgud, Asa Yoelson, Astaire, ball of fire, barnstormer, Barrymore, Bing Crosby, Bogart, Booth, Burbage, Burton, busy bee, Cagney, Cary Grant, character actor, Chevalier, Clark Gable, comedian, Cooper, Coward, Crosby, David Garrick, De Niro, Dean, demon, Depardieu, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Drew, Dustin Hoffman, eager beaver, energiser, energizer, extra, Fairbanks, fireball, Fonda, Frank Cooper, Fred Astaire, Gable, Garrick, Gary Cooper, Gerard Depardieu, Gibson, Gielgud, go-getter, Grant, Granville-Barker, Guinness, ham, ham actor, Hanks, Harley Granville-Barker, Harrison, Harry Lillis Crosby, heavy, Heming, Hemminge, Henry Fonda, Herbert Blythe, Hoffman, Hopkins, Howard, human, human dynamo, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart, individual, ingenue, James Byron Dean, James Cagney, James Dean, Jimmy Cagney, John Barrymore, John Drew, John Heming, John Hemminge, John Wilkes Booth, Jolson, Julius Ullman, lead, leading man, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard Stainer, Lionel Barrymore, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, Maurice Barrymore, Maurice Chevalier, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Mel Gibson, mime, mimer, mortal, mummer, Noel Coward, pantomimer, pantomimist, performer, performing artist, person, plant, playactor, powerhouse, principal, Reginald Carey Harrison, Rex Harrison, Richard Burbage, Richard Burton, Robert De Niro, scene-stealer, sharpie, sharpy, Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Sir Rex Harrison, somebody, someone, soul, spear carrier, standby, star, supernumerary, Thomas J. Hanks, Tom Hanks, tragedian, trouper, understudy, upstager, vitaliser, vitalizer, walk-on, whiz-kid, whizz-kid, William Clark Gable, Woody Allen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"tor\, 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)
   (a) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
   (b) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

Computing Dictionary
  1. An object-oriented language for microsoft windows written by Charles Duff of the whitewater group ca. 1986. It has pascal/c-like syntax. Uses a token-threaded interpreter. early binding is an option.

    ["Actor Does More than Windows", E.R. Tello, Dr Dobb's J 13(1):114-125 (Jan 1988)].

  2. 1. In object-oriented programming, an object which exists as a concurrent process.

    2. In chorus, the unit of resource allocation.

Thesaurus Terms
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