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Definition of "act" []

  • The process of doing or performing something: the act of thinking. (noun)
  • Something done or performed; a deed: a charitable act. (noun)
  • A product, such as a statute, decree, or enactment, resulting from a decision by a legislative or judicial body: an act of Congress. (noun)
  • A formal written record of proceedings or transactions. (noun)
  • One of the major divisions of a play or opera. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "act" in a sentence
  • "'Abortion is a racist, genocidal act' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Abortion is a racist, genocidal act\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Info on the latest anti-abortion propaganda. '"
  • "As I consider it one of the most important qualifications in a judge to have the discernment I refer to, and as many are appointed judges, even at our national shows, _who never should have been appointed, and many act who never should act_, it ought to be put out of all doubt."
  • "So far as the Scriptures seem to suggest there is not a fresh act upon God's part at certain times in one's experience, but His wondrous love is such that there is _a continuous act_ -- a continuous flooding in of all the gracious power of His Spirit that the human conditions will admit of."