Definition for actor (2 of 2)
noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for actor
David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader, wished to come back but had to turn down the role because of ill health.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a bizarre matchup, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor came for the 20-year-old singer this past July in Ibiza.
And the actor says his childhood experience plays a critical role in his performance.
The actor recalls an incident when his daughter was younger.
I try to stay out of trades and all of this stuff, just as an actor to not get your head messed up.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actor was taken to the Charing Cross Hospital, where he died almost immediately.Occultism and Common-Sense|Beckles Willson
He was a lover of books in his youth; and his desire to become an actor was begotten in the theatre.The Bobbin Boy|William M. Thayer
He can't just relax and enjoy the scene and become the actor like a paying customer.The Premiere|Richard Sabia
He then seemed to lose all interest in the Union, and merely desired to become a spectator of the contest, and not an actor.Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61|Abner Doubleday
After which he never came among us more, either as an Actor or Menager.
British Dictionary definitions for actor
Word Origin and History for actor
late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.