Definition of "actor" []

  • A theatrical performer. (noun)
  • One who takes part; a participant: "France, Britain . . . and any other external actors now involved . . . in the affairs of the continent” ( Helen Kitchen). (noun)
  • Law One, such as the manager of a business, who acts for another. (noun)
  • A person who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc (noun)

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  • A person who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others (often in the phrase bad actor) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "actor" in a sentence
  • "We have heard several English people describe Talma's countenance, as by no means powerful enough for a great actor; it appeared to us, that in no one respect was he so decidedly superior to any _actor_ on the"
  • ""Because it means I can be seen as an actor as opposed to a child ­actor.""
  • "_actor; _ and when it is nominative to a _neuter_ verb, it is _not_ an actor, but the _subject_ of the verb."