Definition of Acting

1. Noun. The performance of a part or role in a drama.




2. Adjective. Serving temporarily especially as a substitute. "The acting president"
Similar to: Impermanent, Temporary

Definition of Acting

1. a. Operating in any way.

Definition of Acting

1. Adjective. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of act) ¹

3. Noun. An intended action or deed. ¹

4. Noun. Pretending. ¹

5. Noun. (drama) The occupation of an actor. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acting

1. the occupation of an actor [n -S]

Acting Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acting

acteth
actially
actigraph
actigraphs
actigraphy
actihaemyl
actin
actin-
actin N-acetylaminopeptidase
actin filament
actin kinase
actinal
actinally
actinaria
actineon
acting (current term)
acting(a)
acting out
acting scrum-half
acting scrum-halves
acting up
actings
actinia
actiniae
actinian
actinians
actiniarian
actinias
actinic
actinic cheilitis

Literary usage of Acting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"They have been acting. We have been all alive with acting." " Indeed ! and what have you been acting ? " " The all will soon be told," cried Tom hastily, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"THE single-acting compound engine of which it is desired to speak in this ... By a compound single-acting high-speed engine, an increased amount of power at ..."

3. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1894)
"The ordinary double-acting engine, whether of the horizontal or vertical variety, ... Several successful instances of the double-acting high speed might be ..."

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