- Iactor, actress (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. actor, female performer, member of the cast, ing?nue, comedienne, tragedienne, prima donna, leading woman, leading lady, heroine, star, starlet, supporting actress, character actress, soubrette, chorus girl, showgirl; see also actor 1 , cast 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A theatrical performer: actor, player, thespian. See ACTION, PERFORMING ARTS, SUBSTITUTE.
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Actress — Ac tress, n. [Cf. F. actrice.] 1. A female actor or doer. [Obs.] Cockeram. [1913 Webster] 2. A female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
actress — (n.) 1580s, female who does something; see ACTOR (Cf. actor) + ESS (Cf. ess); stage sense is from 1700. Sometimes French actrice was used … Etymology dictionary
actress — [n] woman actor diva, ingenue, leading lady, prima donna, starlet; concept 352 … New thesaurus
actress — ► NOUN ▪ a female actor. DERIVATIVES actressy adjective … English terms dictionary
actress — [ak′tris] n. [see ESS] a woman or girl who acts in plays, movies, etc … English World dictionary
actress — n. 1) to cast an actress 2) a character actress * * * [ æktrɪs] a character actress to cast an actress … Combinatory dictionary
actress — noun /ˈaktɹəs,ˈaktɹɪs/ a) A female doer or actor (in a general sense). My mental anguish, and the dreadful scenes in which I had been an actress, advanced the period of my labour. b) A female actor on the stage or in films. Court documents appear … Wiktionary
actress — [[t]æ̱ktrəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ actresses N COUNT An actress is a woman whose job is acting in plays or films. She s not only a very great dramatic actress but she s also very funny … English dictionary
actress */ — UK [ˈæktrəs] / US noun [countable] Word forms actress : singular actress plural actresses a woman who performs in plays and films, especially as her job. Many women performers prefer to be called actors rather than actresses … English dictionary
actress — See actor, actress … Dictionary of problem words and expressions