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Definitions of actor

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a theatrical performer Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A theatrical performer; a stageplayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A doer; one who takes part in a play; a theatrical or motion picture player. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. One who acts: a stage-player. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Actress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. He that acts; a stage-player. An advocate or proctor in civil causes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. He that acts or performs-fem. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. In Roman law. One who acted for another; one who attended to another's business; a manager or agent. A slave who attended to, transacted, or superintended his master's business or affairs, received and paid out moneys, and kept accounts. Burrill. A plaintiff or complainant. In a civil or private action the plaintiff was often called by the Romans "pctitor;" in a public action (causa publico) he was called "accusator." The defendant was called "reus," both in private and public causes; this term, however, according to Cicero, {De Orat. ii. 43,) might signify either party, as indeed we might conclude from the word itself. In a private action, the defendant was often called "adversarius," but either party might be called so. Also, the term is used of a party who, for the time being, sustains the burden of proof, or bus the initiative in the suit. In old European law. A proctor, advocate, or pleader; one who acted for another in legal matters; one who represented a party and managed his cause. An attorney, bailiff, or steward; one who managed or acted for another. The Scotch "doer" is the literal translation. thelawdictionary.org
  13. Practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or advocate in the courts of the civil law, was called actor. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  14. An object-oriented language for MicrosoftWindows written by Charles Duff of the Whitewater Group ca.1986. It has Pascal/C-like syntax. Uses atoken-threaded interpreter. Early binding is an option.["Actor Does More than Windows", E.R. Tello, Dr Dobb's J13(1):114-125 (Jan 1988)]. foldoc_fs
  15. 1. In object-oriented programming, an objectwhich exists as a concurrent process.2. In Chorus, the unit of resourceallocation. foldoc_fs
  16. Dramatic performer, whence actress n.; (rarely) doer. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. One who acts ; especially, one who represents characters on the stage. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. He that acts, or performs anything; he that personates a character, stage-player. Complete Dictionary

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