Definition of Role

1. Noun. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group. "Play its role"

Exact synonyms: Function, Office, Part
Generic synonyms: Duty
Specialized synonyms: Capacity, Hat, Portfolio, Lieu, Place, Position, Stead, Second Fiddle
Derivative terms: Function, Officiate, Officiate



2. Noun. An actor's portrayal of someone in a play. "She played the part of Desdemona"

3. Noun. What something is used for. "Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
Exact synonyms: Function, Purpose, Use
Generic synonyms: Usefulness, Utility
Specialized synonyms: Raison D'etre
Attributes: Functional, Nonfunctional
Derivative terms: Function

4. Noun. Normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting. "What is your role on the team?"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Gender Role, Position

Definition of Role

1. Noun. A character or part played by a performer or actor. ¹

2. Noun. The expected behaviour of an individual in a society. ¹

3. Noun. The function or position of something. ¹

4. Noun. (context: grammar): The function of a word in a phrase. ¹

5. Noun. (alternative spelling of role) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Role

1. a part played by an actor [n -S]

Medical Definition of Role

1. The expected and characteristic pattern of behaviour exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Role

rokkaku
roko
rokos
roks
rokurokubi
roky
rola bola
rola bolas
rolag
rolags
rolamite
rolamites
rolandic
rolandic epilepsy
role (current term)
role-play
role-played
role-player
role-playing
role-playing game
role-playing games
role-playing video game
role-playing video games
role-playings
role-plays
role conflict
role conflicts
role model
role models

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