from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another. See Synonyms at temporary.
- adj. That contains directions for use in a dramatic performance: the play's acting text.
- adj. That is appropriate for dramatic performance: an acting comedy.
- n. The occupation of an actor or actress.
- n. Performance as an actor or actress.
- n. False behavior; pretense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
- v. Present participle of act.
- n. An intended action or deed.
- n. Pretending.
- n. The occupation of an actor.
- n. The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Operating in any way.
- adj. Doing duty for another; officiating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Performing duty, service, or functions; specifically, performing the functions of an office or employment temporarily: as, an acting governor or mayor; an acting colonel or superintendent.
- Performing, or used in performing, stage-plays.
- n. The profession of an actor or player.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving temporarily especially as a substitute
- n. the performance of a part or role in a drama
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