- noun /ˈaktɹəs,ˈaktɹɪs/
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 to show that Ian Edmondson, a senior News of the World journalist, had authorised Mr Mulcaire to hack phones belonging to Sienna Miller, an actress.
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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 — I actor, actress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. performer, player; tragedian, comedian, Thespian; playactor; doer, worker. See agent, drama. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. actor, female performer, member of the cast, ing?nue, comedienne,… … English dictionary for students
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