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Definitions of role

  1. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the role of philanthropist. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The expected and characteristic pattern of behavior exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. A part or character taken by an actor in a play; hence, a part or character taken, or assumed, by any one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The part performed by an actor in a play: any important part played in public life. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A part taken by an actor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The part an actor performs the part one acts in life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A part or character in a play or other public performance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. r[=o]l, n. an ancient unit of quantity, seventy-two sheets of parchment. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Actor\'s part; one\'s task or function, what one is appointed or expected or has undertaken to do. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. [Fr., L.] The part assigned to an actor in a drama. Hence the part taken by any one in any line of action. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [French] A part performed by an actor in a drama: hence, any conspicuous action or duty performed by any one. Cabinet Dictionary

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