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Actor appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rot can rob a born actor.
  • Rot can avoid a redialed Adelaide radio van actor.
  • But at a parrot cadet-like rats stare, kilted actor: rap at a tub.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun actor:


Fun fact! Until the 19th century the English word for actors was "hypocrites".

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Definition of the noun actor

What does actor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: actors

  1. a theatrical performer
  2. a person who acts and gets things done


"Actor", is a 1993 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film features Akbar Abdi as Akbar, Fatemeh Motamed-Aria as his wife, Simin, and Mahaya Petrosian as the gypsy girl. The film is a combination of fiction and reality since the leading character has the same name and occupation as the actor who portrays the role, while the details and events are fictional.


  1. Actor is a fictional character from the 2011 film Tent-show.
  2. Actor is a fictional character from the 2003 film Details.
  3. Actor is a fictional character from the 2014 film November Man.
  4. Actor is a fictional character from the 1943 film Orient Express.
  5. Actor is a fictional character from the film The Best Movie 2.
  6. Actor is a fictional character from the 1991 film/mini-serie Ålder okänd.
  7. Actor is a fiction character from the 2012 horror film Judge Ice.
  8. Actor is a fictional character from the 2010 film Snowmen.
  9. Actor is a fictional character from the 1925 film Jealousy.
  10. Actor is a fictional character from the 1972 film Go for a Take.
  11. Actor is a fictional character from the 2006 short comedy film Reaped.
  12. Actor is a fictional character from the 1969 film Jahan Pyar Mile.
  13. Actor is a fictional character from the 1967 film Jaal.
  14. Actor is a fictional character from the 1965 film Love 65.
  15. Actor is a fictional character from the 1963 film the prize.
  16. Actor is a fictional character from the film You'll Never Amount to Anything.
  17. Actor is a fictional character from the 1995 film Nothing Funny.
  18. Actor is a fictional character from the 2010 film How to Boil a Frog.
  19. Actor is a fictional character from the 1957 film Rani Rupmati.
  20. Actor is a fictional character from the 1949 film The Third Man.
  21. Actor is a fictional character from the 1918 film Night Music.
  22. Actor is a fictional film character.
  23. Actor is a fictional character from the 2011 film Oka!.
  24. Actor is a fictional character from the 1999 film Bade Dilwala.
  25. Actor is a fictional character from the 2013 film I Am I.
  26. Actor is a fictional character from the 2010 film Preacher's Kid.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lead Actor, Play Actor, Play-Actor, Fellow Actor, Fellow-Actor, Method Actor, Actor's Agent and Actor's Assistant.

Phrases with Actor

Phrases starting with the word Actor:

  1. actor's line
  2. actor's agent
  3. actor's assistant

Phrases ending with the word Actor:

  1. ham actor
  2. play-actor
  3. movie actor
  4. Voice Actor
  5. screen actor
  6. Graphium Actor
  7. Pamphila actor
  8. character actor
  9. Meenoplus Actor
  10. Lapaeumides Actor
  11. Papilio Jason Actor

Other phrases containing the word Actor:

  1. TIC (actor)
  2. ASLAM (actor)
  3. SHUBH (actor)
  4. VINIT (actor)
  5. Joe La Due (actor)
  6. John Detoro (actor)

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Actor

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Google previewIntroduction to Business Architecture (2009)

by James Karney

The actor is a person, organization, or other system that has some interaction with your business.

Google previewAdvanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops (2012)

CAiSE 2012 International Workshops, Gdańsk, Poland, June 25-26, 2012, Proceedings by Marko Bajec, Johann Eder

Actor is an entity of the domain of interest that possesses strategic goals and can carry out actions that will fulfil those goals. It is a unit that...

Google previewMaking Faces, Playing God (2013)

Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup by Thomas Morawetz

Thus, the actor is the exemplary manipulator and tester of our psychological assumptions about the self and others.

Even if the question of whether acting occurs “essentially” inside or outside the actor is a false question, the alternatives ...

Google previewFoundations of Social Theory (1994)

by James S. Coleman, James Samuel Coleman

The elementary actor is the wellspring of action, no matter how complex are the structures through which action takes place. For the theory of this book, the elementary actors as described so far constitute extraordinarily simplified abstractions ...

Google previewExploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek (2011)

by Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj

Concept Description Section Actor Actor refers to a person, organization, or nation that is involved in a social relation. Hence, an actor is a vertex in a social network. 1.3 Acyclic network ...

Google previewAfter Midnight (1998)

The Life and Death of Brad Davis by Susan Bluestein Davis, Hillary De vries

"A good actor is a good actor is a good actor" was always ...

Google previewThe Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare (2012)

by John Russell Brown

The actor is the instrument for playing Shakespeare. That is a very intimate relationship; whatever else may be going on, ultimately the actor is the one who has to go on stage in front of everyone and speak, make sense of, and embody what ...

Google previewTheatre Semiotics (1995)

Text and Staging in Modern Theatre by Fernando de Toro, Carole Hubbard

the actor is a more specific abstraction because it is the actual realization of one or several of the actants. The actant is an element of the deep structure whereas the actor is an element of the superficial structure, belonging to a specific text.

Google previewScience For Humanism (2009)

The Recovery of Human Agency by Charles R. Varela

And,right tothepoint, since “actor” means thatthe individual's presence or absence makes all the difference in any given situation, it is thus, Parsons avers, “determinative.” Hence, the human actor is an efficacy of some kind (Parsons Ibid :49).

Google previewA Dictionary of Music. Translated ... by William Waring (1779)

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William WARING (Translator.)

A C ' '7 wish that the Theatre, whose plan is to touch the heart bv singing, should be forbid to those rough roaring voices which btit 'flun the ear; and that, how little voice snever an actor may possess, if it be just, striking, easy, and sufficiently ...

Google previewThe Drama Dictionary (1998)

by Terry Hodgson

The pertinent essay is 'The Actor and the Uber-Marionette', written in Florence and published ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

to define properties of objects that allow an actor to act upon them. Norman (1988) expanded on this concept and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Theory (2004)

by George Ritzer

Actor network theory (ANT), also known as enrolment theory or the sociology of translation, emerged during the mid-1980s, primarily with the work of Bruno Latour, Michel Callon, and John Law. ANT is a conceptual frame for exploring ...

Google previewThe Coen Brothers Encyclopedia (2014)

by Lynnea Chapman King

The two shared the Oscar for Best Screenplay, and Williams was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Following this success, Damon appeared in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998), in Anthony Minghella's The Talented ...

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Quotes about Actor

My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then? (David Hyde Pierce)
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1O1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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