Definition of Protagonist

1. Noun. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.. "They are friends of the library"




2. Noun. The principal character in a work of fiction.
Exact synonyms: Agonist
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character
Specialized synonyms: Antihero
Derivative terms: Agony

Definition of Protagonist

1. n. One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.

Definition of Protagonist

1. Noun. The main character in a literary work or drama. ¹

2. Noun. A leading person in a contest; a principal performer. ¹

3. Noun. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protagonist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protagonist

prostyle
prostyles
prosuicide
prosumer
prosumers
prosurvival
prosy
prosyllogism
prosyllogisms
prosyllogistic
protactic
protactinium
protactiniums
protagon
protagonism
protagonist (current term)
protagonistic
protagonists
protagons
protamines
protamins
protandry
protanomaly
protanope
protanopia
protanopias

Literary usage of Protagonist

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Now, the protagonist is the main actor in something and has, ... And Simon has overgeneralized; the limitation to a single protagonist is true of Greek ..."

2. History of the Literature of Ancient Greece: To the Period of Isocrates by Karl Otfried Müller, George Cornewall Lewis (1847)
"Sometimes the persons entering the stage are distinguished by these three names : as when Pollux the grammarian says, that the protagonist should always ..."

3. The Evolution of Technic in Elizabethan Tragedy by Harriott Ely Fansler (1914)
"Chapter IV The protagonist The fact that Ben Jonson's additions to "The Spanish Tragedy" in 1601-02 took the form of the expansion of the part of Hieronimo ..."

4. The Inform Designer's Manual by Graham Nelson (2001)
"This is to equate player with protagonist, making them almost the same. Sometimes the equation is actually engineered: 'Leather ..."

5. World Organization as Affected by the Nature of the Modern State by David Jayne Hill (1911)
"THE MODERN STATE THE EMBODIMENT AND protagonist OP LAW It seems at tunes as if the failure of the imperial idea had been more than compensated for by the ..."

6. World Organization as Affected by the Nature of the Modern State by David Jayne Hill (1911)
"... protagonist OF LAW It seems at times as if the failure of the imperial idea had been more than compensated for by the fact that men in so many different ..."

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