role

or rôle

[ rohl ]
/ roʊl /

noun

a part or character played by an actor or actress.
proper or customary function: the teacher's role in society.
Sociology. the rights, obligations, and expected behavior patterns associated with a particular social status.

Origin of role

1600–10; < French rôle roll (as of paper) containing the actor's part

SYNONYMS FOR role

OTHER WORDS FROM role

mul·ti·role, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH role

role roll
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British Dictionary definitions for multirole (1 of 2)

multirole
/ (ˈmʌltɪˌrəʊl) /

adjective

having a number of roles, functions, etc

British Dictionary definitions for multirole (2 of 2)

role

rle

/ (rəʊl) /

noun

a part or character in a play, film, etc, to be played by an actor or actress
psychol the part played by a person in a particular social setting, influenced by his expectation of what is appropriate
usual or customary functionwhat is his role in the organization?

Word Origin for role

C17: from French rôle roll, an actor's script
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Medicine definitions for multirole

role

n.

The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual.
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