a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc.
a person who does something; participant.
- non·ac·tor, noun
Other definitions for Actor (2 of 2)
a brother of King Augeas, sometimes believed to be the father, by Molione, of Eurytus and Cteatus.
- Compare Moliones.
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How to use actor in a sentence
What stuck in my mind were the two supporting actors, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In my opinion Lee was one of the greatest actors of all time.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of actors are good, but Phil was a fully developed artist.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I would have never predicted when I saw Cheers that Woody Harrelson was going to be one of the great actors of this generation.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I always find it weird when actors moan about things like this,” he says.New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations | Kevin Fallon | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.Children's Ways | James Sully
A curtain that halts in its descent upon the actors endangers the effect of the entire Play.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Surely this pitiable case ought to be brought to the attention of the Actors' Benevolent Association.
Although many British actors and musicians were participants in this theater, it often suffered from financial stress.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The actors are very bad as such, and little better as singers; but the orchestra is very tolerable.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for actor
a person who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc
informal a person who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others (often in the phrase bad actor)
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