acting

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5 Definitions  for the word acting:

noun - the performance of a part or role in a drama

GCIDE Definitions - ACT

Act
Act (, n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See Agent.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
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That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love.
Wordsworth.
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Hence, in specific uses: (a) The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress. (b) A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done. Abbott. (c) A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed. (d) A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
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2. A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence. [Obs.]
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The seeds of plants are not at first in act, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be. Hooker.
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3. Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing). In act to shoot. Dryden.
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This woman was taken . . . in the very act. John viii. 4.
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Act of attainder. (Law) See Attainder. -- Act of bankruptcy (Law), an act of a debtor which renders him liable to be adjudged a bankrupt. -- Act of faith. (Ch. Hist.) See Auto-da-F. -- Act of God (Law), an inevitable accident; such extraordinary interruption of the usual course of events as is not to be looked for in advance, and against which ordinary prudence could not guard. -- Act of grace, an expression often used to designate an act declaring pardon or amnesty to numerous offenders, as at the beginning of a new reign. -- Act of indemnity, a statute passed for the protection of those who have committed some illegal act subjecting them to penalties. Abbott. -- Act in pais, a thing done out of court (anciently, in the country), and not a matter of record.
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Syn. -- See Action.
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Act
Act (, n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See Agent.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
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That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love.
Wordsworth.
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Hence, in specific uses: (a) The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress. (b) A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done. Abbott. (c) A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed. (d) A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
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2. A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence. [Obs.]
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The seeds of plants are not at first in act, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be. Hooker.
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3. Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing). In act to shoot. Dryden.
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This woman was taken . . . in the very act. John viii. 4.
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Act of attainder. (Law) See Attainder. -- Act of bankruptcy (Law), an act of a debtor which renders him liable to be adjudged a bankrupt. -- Act of faith. (Ch. Hist.) See Auto-da-F. -- Act of God (Law), an inevitable accident; such extraordinary interruption of the usual course of events as is not to be looked for in advance, and against which ordinary prudence could not guard. -- Act of grace, an expression often used to designate an act declaring pardon or amnesty to numerous offenders, as at the beginning of a new reign. -- Act of indemnity, a statute passed for the protection of those who have committed some illegal act subjecting them to penalties. Abbott. -- Act in pais, a thing done out of court (anciently, in the country), and not a matter of record.
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Syn. -- See Action.
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Act
Act, v. i. 1. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
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2. To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
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He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest. Pope.
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3. To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
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4. To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
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To show the world how Garrick did not act. Cowper.
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To act as or To act for, to do the work of; to serve as. -- To act on, to regulate one's conduct according to. -- To act up to, to equal in action; to fulfill in practice; as, he has acted up to his engagement or his advantages.
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Act
Act, v. i. 1. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
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2. To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
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He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest. Pope.
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3. To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
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4. To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
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To show the world how Garrick did not act. Cowper.
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To act as or To act for, to do the work of; to serve as. -- To act on, to regulate one's conduct according to. -- To act up to, to equal in action; to fulfill in practice; as, he has acted up to his engagement or his advantages.
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GCIDE Definitions - ACTING

Acting
Act"ing (/), a. 1. Operating in any way.
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2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
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Acting
Act"ing (/), a. 1. Operating in any way.
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2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
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