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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Role  \R[^o]le\,  n.  [F.  See  {Roll}.] 
  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  r[^o]le  of  philanthropist. 
 
  {Title  r[^o]le},  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  role 
  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"  or  "play  its 
  role"  or  "do  its  duty"  [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}, 
  {persona}] 
  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;  "what  is  your  role  on  the 
  team?" 




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