HyperDic: role

English > 4 senses of the word role:
NOUNactrole, function, office, partthe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
cognitionrole, character, theatrical role, part, personaan actor's portrayal of someone in a play
attributerole, function, purpose, usewhat something is used for
actrolenormal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
role > pronunciation
Soundsrow'l
Rhymesamphibole ... whole: 76 rhymes with owl...
English > role: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
Example "play its role"
Synonymsfunction, office, part
NarrowercapacityA specified function
hatAn informal term for a person's role
portfolioThe role of the head of a government department
second fiddleA secondary role or function
stead, position, place, lieuThe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Spanishcargo, función, ministerio, oficio, papel, parte, rol
Catalanfunció, paper, part, rol
English > role: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn actor's portrayal of someone in a play.
Synonymscharacter, theatrical role, part, persona
Narrowerbit part, minor roleA small role
heavyA serious (or tragic) role in a play
heroThe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
heroineThe main good female character in a work of fiction
ingenueThe role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
title role, name partThe role of the character after whom the play is named
villain, baddieThe principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
Broaderportrayal, characterization, enactment, personationActing the part of a character on stage
Spanishfigura, papel, parte, personaje
Catalanpaper, part, persona, personatge
English > role: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningWhat something is used for.
Synonymsfunction, purpose, use
Attributesfunctionaldesigned for or capable of a particular function or use
nonfunctionalnot having or performing a function
Narrowerraison d'etreThe purpose that justifies a thing's existence
Broaderutility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
Spanishfunción, papel, propósito, uso
Catalanfunció, propòsit
English > role: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningnormal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting.
Example"what is your role on the team?"
Narrowergender roleThe overt expression / expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness
position(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishpapel, rol, rol social
Catalanrol

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