act act  /ˈækt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
  2. (n) something that people do or cause to happen
  3. (n) a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
  4. (n) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  5. (n) a manifestation of insincerity
  6. (v) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  7. (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  8. (v) play a role or part
  9. (v) discharge one's duties
  10. (v) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  11. (v) be suitable for theatrical performance
  12. (v) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  13. (v) be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
  14. (v) behave unnaturally or affectedly
  15. (v) perform on a stage or theater

Usage(s):

  1. The Glass-Steagall Act, enacted in 1934, aimed to keep banks separate from those other financial sectors.
  2. Lots of characters in search of a tax cutAct I of Ronald Reagan's economic program came off without a hitch.
  3. Four months later, the ACT patients had to be rehospitalized 50% less often.

News

  1. Documentary ‘The Act Of Killing’ Intrigues As It Nears UK, U.S. Release: Video

    Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act Of Killing , about a group of Indonesian men who revisit and re-enact assassinations they committed after the military coup of 1965, made waves at both Telluride and Toronto in 2012. Earlier this year, it won the best documentary prize in the Panorama section of Berlin as well as the Ecumenical Jury prize. Drafthouse Films acquired the pic in October and will release ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

  2. Evaluation by ACT, Inc. Confirms Career & College Clubs Program Helps At-Risk Youth Plan for Education Success

    A report issued today by ACT, Inc. indicates Career & College Clubs, a middle school peer-to-peer intervention, increases the likelihood at-risk students will make specific plans to succeed in high school and postsecondary education. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10852728.htm
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Calder: Scandalous Act tries to uphold family pride in J J'sdream

    MIAMI – Scandalous Act will try to follow in the footsteps of her big brother Two T’s at Two B by winning a Calder stakes in her second start when she vies for favoritism with Kentucky invader Sweetmarys Success in Saturday’s $100,000 J J’sdream.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. "The United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan's democracy," Bush told reporters on the outskirts of his Texas ranch. "Those who committed this crime must be brought to...
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  2. "Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others," Obama said during a naturalization ceremony for two dozen new US citizens, all of them members of the military.
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

Word of the Day
maxim maxim
/ˈmæk səm /