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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)

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 "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."