actor
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈæk.tə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈæk.tɚ/
Noun
  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. (legal) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
  5. (legal) 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).
  8. (linguistics, grammar) The most agent-like argument of a clause, e.g. 'the torpedo' in "The torpedo sank the boat" and "The torpedo fired".
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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