Meaning of ROLE in English

ROLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun ]

also rôle ˈrōl

Etymology: French rôle, literally, roll, from Old French rolle

Date: 1605

1.

a.

(1) : a character assigned or assumed

had to take on the role of both father and mother

(2) : a socially expected behavior pattern usually determined by an individual's status in a particular society

b. : a part played by an actor or singer

2. : a function or part performed especially in a particular operation or process

played a major role in the negotiations

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.