Student Dictionary

7 entries found for act.
To select an entry, click on it.
Main Entry: 1act
Pronunciation: primarystressakt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English act "act, deed," from Latin actus "action of doing" and from Latin actum "something done," both from agere "to drive, do" --related to AGENT
1 : something that is done <an act of kindness>
2 : the doing of something <caught in the act>
3 : a law made by a governing body <an act of Congress>
4 a : one of the main divisions of a play or opera b : one of the parts of a variety show or circus
5 : a display of behavior that is not sincere <just putting on an act>

Pronunciation Symbols