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  • n. Alternative spelling of role.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of roll.
  • n. A unit of quantity formerly in use in England, defined by a statute of Charles II. as seventy-two sheets of parchment.
  • n. A part or character represented by an actor; any conspicuous part or function assumed by any one, as a leading public character.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • n. what something is used for
  • n. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
  • n. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

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