Meaning of protagonist
Pronunciation: (prō-tag'u-nist), [key]
- the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
- a proponent for or advocate of a political cause, social program, etc.
- the leader or principal person in a movement, cause, etc.
- the first actor in ancient Greek drama, who played not only the main role, but also other roles when the main character was offstage. Cf.
- protagonist (Thesaurus)