- (countable) The role of a person or thing is the job that they do in a certain situation.
- In the past twenty-five years the role of women on farms had changed dramatically.
- Music plays an important role in the movie.
- role is another word for a part in a theatrical work such as a play or a ballet
- Tamara Karsavina was the first to dance the role of the Firebird.
- I was cast in the role of the crazy old witch in the school play.