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(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj.)


There are 15 meanings of the word Acting.

How to pronounce acting:


Acting - as an adjective satellite

Serving temporarily especially as a substitute

Example: "The acting president"

Acting - as a verb

To do something.

Example: "If you don't act soon, you will be in trouble."

To do (something); to perform.

To perform a theatrical role.

Example: "I started acting at the age of eleven in my local theatre."

Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).

To behave in a certain manner for an indefinite length of time.

Example: "A dog which acts aggressively is likely to bite."

To convey an appearance of being.

Example: "He acted unconcerned so the others wouldn't worry."

To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.

Example: "Act on behalf of john"

(construed with on or upon) to have an effect (on).

Example: "Gravitational force acts on heavy bodies."

To play (a role).

Example: "He's been acting shakespearean leads since he was twelve."

To feign.

Example: "He acted the angry parent, but was secretly amused."

(construed with on or upon, of a group) to map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).

Example: "This group acts on the circle, so it can't be left-orderable!"

To move to action; to actuate; to animate.

Acting - as an adjective

Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.

Example: "Acting president of the united states is a temporary office in the government of the united states."

Example Sentences

"She studied acting at a prestigious drama school."
"His acting in that movie was truly remarkable."
"The actress received an award for her outstanding acting skills."
"The acting in the play was so convincing that it moved the audience to tears."
"They are casting for the lead role in an upcoming acting production."
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Word Game Points

Is ACTING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, acting is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ACTING has a SCRABBLE points total of 9.

Is ACTING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, acting is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ACTING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 12.

Is ACTING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, acting is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ACTING has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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