Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Actor
  1. a theatrical performer
  2. a person who acts and gets things done; "he''s a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he''s a miracle worker"
Similar Words: histrion, player, thespian, role player, doer, worker


Hyponyms: actress, barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper, character actor, comedian, ham, ham actor, heavy, ingenue, leading man, mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist, plant, scene-stealer, screen actor, movie actor, star, principal, lead, supernumerary, spear carrier, extra, tragedian, understudy, standby, upstager, walk-on, Allen, Woody Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Barrymore, Maurice Barrymore, Herbert Blythe, Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart, Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Burbage, Richard Burbage, Burton, Richard Burton, Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, James Cagney, Chevalier, Maurice Chevalier, Cooper, Gary Cooper, Frank Cooper, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Crosby, Bing Crosby, Harry Lillis Crosby, Dean, James Dean, James Byron Dean, De Niro, Robert De Niro, Depardieu, Gerard Depardieu, Drew, John Drew, Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Julius Ullman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Fonda, Henry Fonda, Gable, Clark Gable, William Clark Gable, Garrick, David Garrick, Gibson, Mel Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud, Arthur John Gielgud, Grant, Cary Grant, Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-Barker, Guinness, Alec Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, Hanks, Tom Hanks, Thomas J. Hanks, Harrison, Rex Harrison, Sir Rex Harrison, Reginald Carey Harrison, Heming, Hemminge, John Heming, John Hemminge, Hoffman, Dustin Hoffman, Hopkins, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Howard, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard Stainer, Jolson, Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, Karloff, Boris Karloff, William Henry Pratt, Kean, Edmund Kean, Keaton, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton, Kelly, Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran Kelly, Laughton, Charles Laughton, Lee, Bruce Lee, Lee Yuen Kam, Lemmon, Jack Lemmon, John Uhler, Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Harold Clayton Lloyd, Lorre, Peter Lorre, Laszlo Lowestein, Lugosi, Bela Lugosi, Bela Ferenc Blasko, Lunt, Alfred Lunt, Marshall, E. G. Marshall, Martin, Steve Martin, Mason, James Mason, James Neville Mason, Mitchum, Robert Mitchum, Moore, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Newman, Paul Newman, Olivier, Laurence Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Birghton, O'Toole, Peter O'Toole, Peter Seamus O'Toole, Poitier, Sidney Poitier, Redford, Robert Redford, Charles Robert Redford, Richardson, Ralph Richardson, Sir Ralph David Richardson, Robinson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinson, Scott, George C. Scott, Sellers, Peter Sellers, Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra, Skinner, Otis Skinner, Stanislavsky, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev, Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, James Maitland Stewart, Stroheim, Erich von Stroheim, Tracy, Spencer Tracy, Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander Ustinov, Wayne, John Wayne, Duke Wayne, Welles, Orson Welles, George Orson Welles, demon, eager beaver, busy bee, live wire, sharpie, sharpy, energizer, energiser, vitalizer, vitaliser, animator, go-getter, whizz-kid, whiz-kid, ball of fire, man of action, man of deeds, powerhouse, human dynamo, fireball


Derivational Morphology: act, play, roleplay, playact, represent, work, do, perform, execute


Anagrams: Croat


Language Translations:
Albanian: aktor   Bosnian: glumac  
Croatian: glumac   Estonian: näitleja  
Finnish: näyttelijä and tekijä   French: acteur and faiseur  
German: Handelnde and Schauspieler   Greek: ηθοποιός  
Hebrew: שחקן   Hungarian: cselekvő and színész  
Icelandic: leikari   Italian: attore  
Japanese: 俳優   Latin: actor  
Maltese: attur   Polish: aktor  
Portuguese: actor   Romanian: actor  
Russian: актёр and деятель   Slovak: herec and činiteľ  
Slovenian: igralec   Spanish: actor  
Swedish: skådespelare   Telugu: నటుడు  
  Search Dictionary

Search the meaning and definition of over one hundred thousand words!
  Random Word
snitcher means someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police; a thief who steals without using violence; ... more
  Find words starting with:
This page was created in 121.2 ms