Associations to the word «Acting»

Wiktionary

ACTING, adjective. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
ACTING, verb. Present participle of act
ACTING, noun. An intended action or deed.
ACTING, noun. Pretending.
ACTING, noun. (drama) The occupation of an actor.
ACTING, noun. (legal) The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
ACTING OUT, verb. Present participle of act out
ACTING SCRUM-HALF, noun. (rugby) a player, other than the scrum-half, who temporarily acts as a scrum-half, while the scrum-half is unavailable due to being involved in the breakdown, injury, or having been sin-binned.
ACTING SCRUM-HALVES, noun. Plural of acting scrum-half
ACTING THE JENNET, noun. (Ireland) The action of the verb act the jennet.
ACTING THE JENNET, verb. (Ireland) present participle of act the jennet
ACTING THE MAGGOT, noun. (Ireland) The action of the verb act the maggot.
ACTING THE MAGGOT, verb. (Ireland) present participle of act the maggot
ACTING UP, verb. Present participle of act up

Dictionary definition

ACTING, noun. The performance of a part or role in a drama.
ACTING, adjective. Serving temporarily especially as a substitute; "the acting president".

Wise words

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