perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
something that people do or cause to happen
a legal document codifying the result of
front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
The front side; the front; esp., a stretch of country fronting the sea.
push or move with the nose
advance the forward part of with caution; "She nosed the car into the left lane"
catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs"
search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
The rounded edge of a step or moulding
the front or forward projection of a tool or weapon; "he ducked under the nose of the gun"
a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose"
a symbol of inquisitiveness; "keep your nose out of it"
a camper equipped with living quarters
(Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
the leading units moving at the head of an army
any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)