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Yes. The word act is a Scrabble US word. The word act is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'act'

ACT 5CAT 5

2 letters words from 'act'

AT 2TA 2

All 3 letters words made out of act

act cat atc tac cta tca

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Definitions and meaning of act

act

Etymology

From Old French acte, from Latin ācta (register of events), plural of āctum (decree, law), from agō (put in motion). Compare German Akte (file).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ækt/
  • (AAVE) IPA(key): /æk/
  • Rhymes: -ækt

Noun

act (countable and uncountable, plural acts)

  1. (countable) Something done, a deed.
    • 1798, William Wordsworth, Lines
      That best portion of a good man's life, / His little, nameless, unremembered acts / Of kindness and of love.
  2. (obsolete, uncountable) Actuality.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The seeds of plants are not at first in act, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be.
  3. (theology) Something done once and for all, as distinguished from a work.
  4. (countable) A product of a legislative body, a statute.
  5. The process of doing something.
  6. (countable) A formal or official record of something done.
  7. (countable, drama) A division of a theatrical performance.
  8. (countable) A performer or performers in a show.
  9. (countable) Any organized activity.
  10. (countable) A display of behaviour.
  11. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
  12. (countable) A display of behaviour meant to deceive.
    to put on an act

Synonyms

  • (something done): deed; see also Thesaurus:action
  • (product of a legislative body): statute
  • (display of behavior): pretense

Meronyms

  • (drama): scene

Holonyms

  • (drama): play

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Verb

act (third-person singular simple present acts, present participle acting, simple past and past participle acted)

  1. (intransitive) To do something.
    If you don't act soon, you will be in trouble.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To do (something); to perform.
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), Purity of Intention
      that we act our temporal affairs with a desire no greater than our necessity
    • (Can we date this quote by Barrow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), Of Industry in General
      Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and facility of acting things expedient for us to do.
    • 1782, William Cowper, Expostulation
      Uplifted hands that at convenient times / Could act extortion and the worst of crimes.
  3. (intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.
    I started acting at the age of eleven in my local theatre.
  4. (intransitive) Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).
  5. (intransitive) To behave in a certain manner for an indefinite length of time.
    A dog which acts aggressively is likely to bite.
    I believe that Bill's stuck-up because of the way that he acts.
    He's acting strangely - I think there's something wrong with him.
  6. (copulative) To convey an appearance of being.
    He acted unconcerned so the others wouldn't worry.
  7. (intransitive) To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.
    act on behalf of John
  8. (intransitive, construed with on or upon) To have an effect (on).
    High-pressure oxygen acts on the central nervous system and may cause convulsions or death.
    Gravitational force acts on heavy bodies.
  9. (transitive) To play (a role).
    He's been acting Shakespearean leads since he was twelve.
  10. (transitive) To feign.
    He acted the angry parent, but was secretly amused.
    • With acted fear the villain thus pursued.
  11. (mathematics, intransitive, construed with on or upon, of a group) To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).
    This group acts on the circle, so it can't be left-orderable!
  12. (obsolete, transitive) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.

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Translations

Anagrams

  • ATC, CAT, CTA, Cat, TAC, TCA, cat, tac

Old Irish

Conjunction

act

  1. Alternative spelling of acht (but)

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French acte, from Latin actus.

Noun

act n (plural acte)

  1. act, deed, action

Related terms

  • acțiune

See also

  • fapt, faptă
  • lucru

Further reading

  • act in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ak(t)/

Noun

act (plural acts)

  1. an act

Verb

act (third-person singular present acts, present participle actin, past actit, past participle actit)

  1. act
  2. enact
  3. decree

References

  • Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.

Welsh

Etymology

From English act.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /akt/

Noun

act f (plural actau)

  1. act

Derived terms

  • actio (to act)
  • actor (actor)
  • actores (actress)

Mutation

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-) , “act”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to do something in a specified way.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)