Role, Rôle n. 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 role of philanthropist.
Title role, the part, or character, which gives the title to a play, as the part of Hamlet in the play of that name.
n 1: 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" [syn: function, office, part]
2: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the
part of Desdemona" [syn: character, theatrical role, part,
3: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to
bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
[syn: function, purpose, use]
4: normal or customary activity of a person in a particular
social setting; "what is your role on the team?"