noun \ˈak-tər also -ˌtr\

: a person who acts in a play, movie, etc.

Full Definition of ACTOR

:  one that acts :  doer
a :  one who represents a character in a dramatic production
b :  a theatrical performer
c :  one who behaves as if acting a part
:  one that takes part in any affair
ac·tor·ish \-tə-rish\ adjective
ac·tor·ly \-tər-lē\ adjective

Examples of ACTOR

  1. <my sister went to drama school to become an actor>
  2. <Benjamin Franklin was a major actor in many of the events leading up to the founding of our nation.>

First Known Use of ACTOR

15th century

Rhymes with ACTOR


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