This is not a million-dollar act,” he told one performer, “this is not a $100 act.
If any performer could understand what it was like to be adored by millions of screaming women, it was Frank Sinatra.
He put together an unreal show...every performer dedicated his or her music to Whitney.
Like any performer, the team has had to make difficult decisions in choosing where to show off their skills.
FDR was a performer whose artistry was the portrayal of easy authority.
In spoken Drama, a performer may begin his career by playing the youthful lovers, and end it by impersonating the heavy fathers.
Mine, I gather, is not nearly so real as that of a performer in a travelling circus.
Next comes a performer on a round-bodied fiddle (the usual form of the instrument at that time).
Usually the performer knows that the thing was a matter of motive and will, not muscle.
Do you know,” said I, “that I am now a performer in a third-rate travelling circus?
c.1300, "carry into effect, fulfill, discharge," via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme "form") from Old French parfornir "to do, carry out, finish, accomplish," from par- "completely" (see per-) + fornir "to provide" (see furnish).
Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including "to make, construct; produce, bring about;" also "come true" (of dreams), and to performen muche time was "to live long." Related: Performed; performing.
To do a sex act; function sexually: She didn't love him, but liked the way he performed (1916+)