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Comedian definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMEDIAN, n. [See Comedy.]
1. An actor or player in comedy; or a player in general, male or female.
2. A write of comedy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts [syn: comedian, comic]
2: an actor in a comedy

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1581 1. archaic a. a writer of comedies b. an actor who plays comic roles 2. a comical individual; specifically a professional entertainer who uses any of various physical or verbal means to be amusing

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a humorous entertainer on stage, television, etc. 2 an actor in comedy. Etymology: F comédien f. comédie COMEDY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Comedian Co*me"di*an, n. [Cf. F. com['e]dien.] 1. An actor or player in comedy. ``The famous comedian, Roscius.'' --Middleton. 2. A writer of comedy. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(comedians) A comedian is an entertainer whose job is to make people laugh, by telling jokes or funny stories. = comic N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Comic actor.

Moby Thesaurus

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