American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. In the United States there is generally some officer of lower grade legally entitled to become the acting incumbent of an important executive office during a temporary vacancy from absence or disability of the elected incumbent. Temporary vacancies in military, judicial, and minor executive offices are usually filled by assignment or appointment.
- Performing, or used in performing, stage-plays.
- n. The profession of an actor or player.
- 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. drama The occupation of an actor.
- n. law The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Operating in any way.
- adj. Doing duty for another; officiating.
- adj. serving temporarily especially as a substitute
- n. the performance of a part or role in a drama
“For, in truth, he is not acting in his own interest but in that of a third person, who has yet to come into existence, albeit he is under the impression that he is acting in his own But it is this very _acting in some one else's interest_ which is everywhere the stamp of greatness and gives to passionate love the touch of the sublime, making it a worthy subject for the poet.”
“(acting normally on the advice _acting on advice of Irish of Irish Cabinet?), but subject Cabinet_, but subject to to instructions from Imperial instructions from Imperial”
“There are some fairly creepy set pieces but nothing really stands out, the acting is average, the plot is hackneyed and derivative, the direction is average.”
“Yes she will be in a horror film but her acting is the best compared to the rest of the class.”
“The rest of the acting is acceptable, and Jesse Eisenberg plays a vastly different young man than he does in “Adventureland.””
“The story seems slow, subplots feel inconsequential and there as filler, and some of the acting is about as bland as a Raman noodle.”
“There's exactly the right amount of action, to me, and all the acting is at least good, sometimes very good.”
“Yes, the acting is a little stuffy and the story, a blend of Sasquatch-meets-the-legendary Chupacabra, is lacking in originality.”
“That's what you call acting on principle rather than pandering for votes like Obama.”
“That wrench is the dog: whose attention to attention, whose seeming mind reading, looks anecdotally just like what we call acting with a theory of mind.”
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