play-actor


play-actor
noun
an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
Syn: ↑barnstormer, ↑playactor, ↑trouper
Derivationally related forms: ↑playact (for: ↑playactor)
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑histrion, ↑player, ↑thespian, ↑role player

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playˈ-actor or playˈ-actress noun (usu derogatory)
Professional actor or actress
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Main Entry:play

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play-actor, -actress etc.:
see play n. 17.

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  • Play actor — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • play-actor — n. Stage player, actor, player …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Play — Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or practice of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Play debt — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Play of colors — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Play pleasure — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • play-actress — playˈ actor or playˈ actress noun (usu derogatory) Professional actor or actress • • • Main Entry: ↑play …   Useful english dictionary

  • actor — [n] person who performs, entertains by role playing amateur, artist, barnstormer, bit player, character, clown, comedian, entertainer, extra, foil, ham*, hambone*, headliner, idol, impersonator, ingénue, lead, mime, mimic, pantomimist, performer …   New thesaurus

  • play-act — v. 1 intr. act in a play. 2 intr. behave affectedly or insincerely. 3 tr. act (a scene, part, etc.). Derivatives: play acting n. play actor n. * * * v pretend, put on, assume, feign, sham, counterfeit, fake, fabricate, simulate, bluff,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • play-act — verb 1》 act in a play. 2》 engage in histrionic pretence. Derivatives play acting noun play actor noun …   English new terms dictionary