noun ac·tor \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: actor–proofPrevious Word in the Dictionary: actomyosinAll Words Near: actor
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears