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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 role /ˈrol/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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?"