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Meaning of ROLE

Pronunciation:  rowl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
  3. [n]  what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  4. [n]  an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
 

ROLE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: character, function, function, office, part, part, persona, purpose, theatrical role, use
 
 See Also: activity, baddie, bit part, capacity, characterization, duty, enactment, gender role, hat, heavy, hero, heroine, ingenue, lieu, minor role, name part, personation, place, portfolio, portrayal, position, raison d'etre, second fiddle, stead, title role, usefulness, utility, villain

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\R[^o]le\, n. [F. See {Roll}.]
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 r[^o]le of philanthropist.

{Title r[^o]le}, the part, or character, which gives the
   title to a play, as the part of Hamlet in the play of that
   name.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a set of behavioral expectations appropriate to an individual's social position.
 

 

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