Meaning of protagonist in English
Etymologylate 17th century: from Greek prōtagōnistēs, from prōtos‘first in importance’ + agōnistēs‘actor’
Definitions1. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
- « all their supporters came out for the game »
- « they are friends of the library »
- 2. the principal character in a work of fiction
- « I'd love to write something for a male protagonist. That's sort of the next frontier for me. I think it'd be really amazing to write the kind of parts that I love for women but for a guy. » Lena Dunham
- « Most modern science fiction went to school on 'Dune.' Even 'Harry Potter' with its 'boy protagonist who has not yet grown into his destiny' shares a common theme. When I read it for the first time, I felt like I had learned another language, mastered a new culture, adopted a new religion. » Gary Ross