role Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
function; part; office.
- the function of a teacher
- the government must do its part
- play its role
noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
part; character; persona; theatrical role.
- she played the part of Desdemona
noun what something is used for
function; use; purpose.
- the function of an auger is to bore holes
- ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
noun normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
- what is your role on the team?
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. rôleof philanthropist
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