[ak-ter] /ˈæk tər/
a person who in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc.
a person who does something; participant.
a person who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc
(informal) a person who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others (often in the phrase bad actor)
late 14c., “an overseer, guardian, steward,” from Latin actor “an agent or doer,” also “theatrical player,” from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as “a doer, maker,” also “a plaintiff.” Sense of “one who performs in plays” is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.
An athlete who is good at pretending he has been hurt or fouled; esp, a baseball player who very convincingly mimes the pain of being hit by a pitch
[uh-dap-tuh-buh l] /əˈdæp tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . 2. able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions: an adaptable person. adj. 1800, from adapt + -able.
[ad-uh p-tey-shuh n] /ˌæd əpˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of adapting. 2. the state of being adapted; adjustment. 3. something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television. 4. Biology. 5. Physiology. the decrease in response of sensory receptor organs, as those of vision, touch, temperature, olfaction, audition, and pain, to changed, […]
[uh-dap-tiv] /əˈdæp tɪv/ adjective 1. serving or able to ; showing or contributing to : the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.
[uh-dik-tiv] /əˈdɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. producing or tending to cause : an addictive drug. 2. more than normally susceptible to : an addictive personality. /ˌnɒnəˈdɪktɪv/ adjective 1. not of, relating to, or causing addiction /əˈdɪktɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or causing addiction adj. 1815, a word in chemistry and medicine; 1939 in the narcotics […]