role meaning

EN[ɹəʊl] [-əʊl]
  • A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviours, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualised by people in a social situation.
  • The division of labour in society takes the form of the interaction among heterogeneous specialised positions, we call roles.
  • Social roles included appropriate and permitted forms of behaviour, guided by social norms, which are commonly known and hence determine the expectations for appropriate behaviour in these roles.
  • Roles are occupied by individuals, who are called actors.
EN rôle

    Definition of role in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrolesSUF-ole
    1. A character or part played by a performer or actor.
      1. My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play. ‎
      2. Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small. ‎
    2. The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
      1. The role of women has changed significantly in the last century. ‎
    3. The function or position of something.
      1. Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill. ‎
      2. What rôle does the wax in your earhole fulfill? ‎
    4. Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
      1. The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks. ‎
    5. (grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • HBoV plays a role in RTI and enteropathogenesis and may be associated with neurologic complications [57 –59 ].
        • For example, the paratrigeminal respiratory group (pTRG) of lambreys brainstem is thought to play an important role in respiratory rhythm generation [68 –71 ].
        • In particular, the role of upstream operating regulatory mechanisms responsible for initializing the cAMP-dependent decidualisation cascade, needs to be addressed.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Such as when α-1,3-glucan is injected alone into the mice, it stimulates the host immune response and consequently has an antifumigatus development role.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en roles
      2. en roled
      3. en roleless
      4. en roleplay
      5. en roleplays
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of role for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "role" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Difficultness: Level 3
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 8
      Definite    ➨     Versatile