Definition of actor


  • a theatrical performer. Synonyms: histrion, player, role player, thespian.
  • 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". Synonyms: doer, worker.

Related words

actress, animator, barnstormer, comedian, demon, energiser, energizer, extra, fireball, ham, heavy, ingenue, lead, mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist, plant, playactor, powerhouse, principal, reenactor, sharpie, sharpy, standby, star, supernumerary, tragedian, trouper, understudy, upstager, vitaliser, vitalizer.

Words nearby actor

astor, factor.

Rhymes with actor

detractor, factor, reactor, tractor.

Start with actor

actorly, actorish, actors.

End with actor

chiropractor, reenactor, contactor, transactor, varactor, contractor, abstractor, exactor, retractor, protractor, subcontractor, redactor, nonactor, multifactor, playactor, detractor, malefactor, extractor, attractor, infractor, enactor, nonreactor, cofactor, hyperreactor, coactor, impactor, tractor, refractor, reactor, factor, compactor, benefactor, bioreactor, nonfactor.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • actor is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 7 points
  • actor is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
  • actor is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 8 points
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