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actor

noun

1 actor

A theatrical performer.

synonyms: histrion, player, role player, thespian.

Roget 855: affectation; affectedness etc. adj.; acting a part etc. v.; pretense etc. (falsehood) 544, (ostentation) 882; boasting ... show more

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Dutch: Histrion
Polish: aktor



2 actor

A person who acts and gets things done:
— He's a principal actor in this affair.

synonyms: doer, worker.

Roget 690: doer, actor, agent, performer, perpetrator, operator; executor, executrix; practitioner, worker, stager.    bee, ant, working bee, ... show more

Dutch: acteur, actrice, dader, toneelspeelster, toneelspeler


Moby thesaurus: Artful Dodger, Casanova, Don Juan, Machiavel, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, Roscius, actress, affecter, agent, antagonist, antihero, architect, author, bad guy, bamboozler, barnstormer, befuddler, beguiler, bit ... show more.

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