Elliot played the role of the big, bad wolf in the school play.
- An example of a role is the character of the nurse in Romeo and Juliet.
- An example of a role is doing accounting for a business.
The definition of a role is a part or character someone performs or the function or position of a person.
- a part, or character, that an actor plays in a performance
- the part assumed by a participant in role-playing or in a role-playing game
- a function or office assumed by someone: an advisory role
Origin of roleFrench rôle, literally , a roll: from roll containing actor's part
- also rôle A character or part played by a performer.
- The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.
- A function or position. See Synonyms at function.
- Linguistics The function of a word or construction, as in a sentence.
Origin of roleFrench rôle from Old French rolle roll of parchment (on which an actor's part was written) from Latin rotula diminutive of rota wheel ; see roll .
- A character or part played by a performer or actor.
- My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play.
- Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small.
- The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
- The role of women has changed significantly in the last century.
- The function or position of something.
- Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill.
- What rÃ´le does the wax in your earhole fulfill?
- Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
- The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks.
- (grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.
From French rÃ´le.