Adjective "actor" definition and examples

(Actor may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaktə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television.
  1. 'It is his honesty and that of his actors that gives the film its authenticity.'
  2. 'As a stage actor and, lately, a television star, he is probably the last person you would think of as a playwright of note.'
  3. 'I think at that time I was narrowing it down to working as an actor in film and theatre, or as a director.'
  4. 'Like I said, all the acting is terrible the actors seem to be going through the motions.'
  5. 'Authorities last year filed a case against a leading actor for performing in vulgar scenes in a film.'
  6. 'Fincher usually gets great performances from his actors, and this film was no different.'
  7. 'This is not uncommon in Allen's films - actors love working with him and he always gets the best out of them.'
  8. 'The men and women who took part in the films were not professional actors.'
  9. 'There are two basic types of male film actor - leading men and character players.'
  10. 'At the end, while the credits roll, we are shown the reactions of the actors on seeing the film for the first time.'
  11. 'He went back into hiding, the shrunken, self-parodying actor within the huge carcass of a body.'
A participant in an action or process.
  1. 'It is to their commercial advantage, but more important they are key social actors.'
  2. 'As a result we now need to consider the Council Secretariat as much more of an actor in the policy process than hitherto.'
  3. 'In this sense the ECJ has proved itself to be an autonomous actor in the process of European integration.'
  4. 'The UN is a pluralistic body with conflicting institutions and actors within it.'
  5. 'The capacity of history to absolve political actors is a cynical and immoral doctrine.'
  6. 'As a result, actors in the food system - processors, wholesalers, input dealers, and the like - have had to be creative in order to sustain their growth.'
  7. 'Rugman, Kirton, and Soloway have provided an essential road map to the new avenues of recourse available to economic and social actors in North America.'
  8. 'Finally, the case will be argued for always considering the activities of a diverse range of political actors.'
  9. 'Non-state actors are to be encouraged to participate in the development process.'
  10. 'Interaction: a cyclic process in which two actors alternately listen, think and speak.'

More definitions

1. a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc.

2. a person who does something; participant.

More examples(as adjective)

"warblings can be actor."

"curries can be actor."

Origin

Late Middle English (originally denoting an agent or administrator): from Latin, ‘doer, actor’, from agere ‘do, act’.