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Meaning of UNDERSTUDY

Pronunciation:  'undur`studee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
  2. [v]  be an understudy or alternate for a role
 

UNDERSTUDY is a 10 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: alternate, standby
 
 See Also: actor, con, histrion, learn, memorise, memorize, player, role player, thespian

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Un"der*stud`y\, v. t. & i. (Theater)
    To study, as another actor's part, in order to be his
    substitute in an emergency; to study another actor's part.
    
    
  2. \Un"der*stud`y\, n.
    One who studies another's part with a view to assuming it in
    an emergency.
    
    
 

 

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