American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The main character in a drama or other literary work.
- n. In ancient Greek drama, the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
- n. A leading or principal figure.
- n. The leader of a cause; a champion.
- n. Usage Problem A proponent; an advocate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. drama, the leading character or actor in a play; hence, in general, any leading character.
- n. The main character in a any story, such as a literary work or drama.
- n. A leading person in a contest; a principal performer.
- n. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.
- n. the principal character in a work of fiction
- n. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
- From Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (protagonistes, "a chief actor"), from πρῶτος (protos, "first") + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistēs, "a combatant, pleader, actor"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek prōtagōnistēs : prōto-, proto- + agōnistēs, actor, combatant (from agōnizesthai, to contend, from agōn, contest, from agein, to drive, lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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