Definitions of role

  1. 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
  2. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A part taken by an actor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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Usage examples for role

  1. We have had to forge new tools for a new role of government operating in a democracy- a role of new responsibility for new needs and increased responsibility for old needs, long neglected. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. Nor did I ever venture to talk with him, but held strictly to my role of errand boy,- even after the conviction came over me that he was no longer indifferent to my presence. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill