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Webster 1913 Edition


Actor

Ac′tor

,
Noun.
[L.
actor
, fr.
agere
to act.]
1.
One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.
2.
A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.
After a well graced
actor
leaves the stage.
Shakespeare
3.
(Law)
(a)
An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
Jacobs.
(b)
One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Actor

ACT'OR

,
Noun.
1.
He that acts or performs; an active agent.
2.
He that represents a character or acts a part in a play; a stage player.
3.
Among civilians, an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

Definition 2022


actor

actor

English

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Noun

actor (plural actors, feminine actress)

  1. A person who performs in a theatrical play or film.
  2. One who acts; a doer.
  3. One who takes part in a situation.
  4. (law) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
  5. (law) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
  6. (policy debate) One who enacts a certain policy action.
  7. (software engineering) The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).

Synonyms

  • (person who performs in a theatrical play or film): performer, player
  • (one who acts): doer
  • (one who takes part): participant
  • (advocate in civil courts or cases):
  • (a plaintiff): complainant, plaintiff
  • (one who enacts a policy action)
  • (entity performing a role in use case analysis): role

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Asturian

Etymology

From Latin āctor.

Noun

actor m (plural actores)

  1. actor

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin āctor.

Noun

actor m (plural actors)

  1. actor

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Galician

Etymology

From Latin āctor.

Noun

actor m (plural actores)

  1. actor

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Latin

Etymology

Agent noun formed from āctus + -tor, perfect passive participle of agō (do, act, make).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈaːk.tor/, [ˈaːk.tɔr]

Noun

āctor m (genitive āctōris); third declension

  1. doer
  2. actor (person who performs in a theatrical play or movie)
  3. (law) prosecutor, plaintiff, advocate, orator

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative āctor āctōrēs
genitive āctōris āctōrum
dative āctōrī āctōribus
accusative āctōrem āctōrēs
ablative āctōre āctōribus
vocative āctor āctōrēs

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References

  • actor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • actor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ACTOR in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “actor”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the actor who plays the leading part: actor primarum (secundarum, tertiarum) partium
  • actor in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia
  • actor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • actor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • actor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese

Noun

actor m (plural actores)

  1. Superseded spelling of ator.

Romanian

Noun

actor m (plural actori, feminine equivalent actriță)

  1. (acting) actor

Declension


Scots

Etymology

From English actor.

Noun

actor (plural actors)

  1. actor

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin actor, actoris.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: act‧or

Noun

actor m (plural actores, feminine actriz)

  1. actor (person who performs in a theatrical play or movie)
  2. (law) defendant

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