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These words are both pronounced /rəʊl/.
Your role is your position and what you do in a situation or society.
A role is also one of the characters that an actor or singer plays in a film, play, opera, or musical.
A roll is a very small loaf of bread.
A roll of something such as cloth or paper is a long piece of it wrapped many times around itself or around a tube.
|Noun||1.||role - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"|
duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
capacity - a specified function; "he was employed in the capacity of director"; "he should be retained in his present capacity at a higher salary"
hat - an informal term for a person's role; "he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly"
portfolio - the role of the head of a government department; "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
lieu, stead, place, position - the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
second fiddle - a secondary role or function; "he hated to play second fiddle to anyone"
|2.||role - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"|
personation, portrayal, characterization, enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
heavy - a serious (or tragic) role in a play
hero - the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
ingenue - the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
heroine - the main good female character in a work of fiction
|3.||role - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"|
raison d'etre - the purpose that justifies a thing's existence
|4.||role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"|
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
to cast sb in the role of (Theat, fig) → dar a algn el papel de
to play a role (Theat) → hacer un papel (fig) → desempeñar un papel (in en) supporting role → papel m secundario
rolerôle [ˈrəʊl] n
He played a major role in the United Nations → Il a joué un rôle important aux Nations unies.
She played a leading role in his film → Elle a joué l'un des rôles principaux dans son film.role model n → modèle mrole-play role play [ˈrəʊlpleɪ] n (gen) → jeu m de rôle (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) → psychodrame mrole playing n → jeux mpl de rôlerole-playing game n