Role Definition

rōl
roles
noun
roles
A part, or character, that an actor plays in a performance.
Webster's New World
The part assumed by a participant in role-playing or in a role-playing game.
Webster's New World
The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.
American Heritage Medicine
A function or position.
American Heritage
A function or office assumed by someone.
An advisory role.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Role

Noun

Singular:
role
Plural:
rles, roles

Origin of Role

  • French rôle from Old French rolle roll of parchment (on which an actor's part was written) from Latin rotula diminutive of rota wheel roll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French rôle.

    From Wiktionary

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