Origin of role
Examples from the Web for role
Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Acting legend talks about what role is closest to her heart.
David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader, wished to come back but had to turn down the role because of ill health.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The role of private investigators has stirred controversy in the investigation.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The one role in life in which I fancied you ill at ease you seem to fill to perfection.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was showing signs of being about to step out of the role she had assigned to him and attempt something on a larger scale.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
Her role is that of child-killer—any child who is suckled in the night by Putana instantly dying.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry|W. G. Archer
I smiled at him affectionately before resuming my role as Santa Claus.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
The legend of Savage Island places Maui in the role of fire-maker.Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina|W. D. Westervelt
British Dictionary definitions for role
Word Origin for role
Word Origin and History for role
"part or character one takes," c.1600, from French rôle "part played by a person in life," literally "roll (of paper) on which an actor's part is written," from Old French rolle (see roll (n.)). Meaning "function performed characteristically by someone" is from 1875. In the social psychology sense from 1913. Role model first attested 1957.