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Meaning of PROTAGONIST

Pronunciation:  prow'tagunist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the principal character in a work of fiction
  2. [n]  a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
 

PROTAGONIST is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: admirer, booster, champion, friend, supporter
 
 See Also: advocate, advocator, anglophil, anglophile, antihero, believer, Boswell, character, Confederate, convert, endorser, enthusiast, exponent, fictional character, fictitious character, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, Graecophile, Jacobite, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, New Dealer, partisan, partizan, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, proponent, ratifier, Roundhead, seconder, Shavian, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*tag"o*nist\, n. [Gr. ?; prw^tos first + ? an
actor, combatant, fr. ? a contest.]
One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who
takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the
like.

      Shakespeare, the protagonist on the great of modern
      poetry.                                  --De Quincey.

 

 

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