Definitions for role

Definitions for (noun) role

Main entry: part, office, function, role

Definition: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

Usage: the function of a teacher; the government must do its part; play its role

Main entry: role

Definition: normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

Usage: what is your role on the team?

Main entry: use, purpose, role, function

Definition: what something is used for

Usage: the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Main entry: persona, part, role, theatrical role, character

Definition: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Usage: she played the part of Desdemona

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