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Is role a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word role is a Scrabble US word. The word role is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is role a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word role is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Role

You can make 15 words from 'role' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'role'

EORL 4LORE 4
ORLE 4ROLE 4

3 letters words from 'role'

LOR 3OLE 3
ORE 3REO 3
ROE 3 

2 letters words from 'role'

EL 2ER 2
LO 2OE 2
OR 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of role

role orle rloe lroe olre lore roel orel reol erol oerl eorl rleo lreo relo erlo lero elro oler loer oelr eolr leor elor

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word role. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in role.

Definitions and meaning of role

role

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rōl
  • IPA(key): /ɹəʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl
  • Homophone: roll

Etymology 1

From French rôle, from Middle French rolle, from Old French role, from Medieval Latin rotulus. Doublet of roll.

Alternative forms

  • rôle

Noun

role (plural roles)

  1. A character or part played by a performer or actor.
  2. The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
  3. The function or position of something.
  4. Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  5. (grammar) The function of a word in a phrase.
    • 1984, David M. Perlmutter, Carol G. Rosen, Studies in relational grammar: Volume 2
      Examining these verbs one by one, what one finds is that Auxiliary Selection does correlate in the expected way with the two kinds of optional transitivity, confirming that with each predicate, one semantic role has a fixed link with initial 1-hood, another with initial 2-hood.
  6. (object-oriented programming) In the Raku programming language, a code element akin to an interface, used for composition of classes without adding to their inheritance chain.
Hyponyms
  • subrole
Derived terms
  • role-based
  • roleless
  • roleplay
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

role (plural roles)

  1. (historical) An ancient unit of quantity, 72 sheets of parchment.

References

  • role on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Orel, Orle, Orël, eorl, lore, orle, relo

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrolɛ]
  • Rhymes: -olɛ
  • Hyphenation: ro‧le

Etymology 1

From German Rolle, from Old French rolle, role (parchment scroll, inventory), from Latin rotula, rotulus (little wheel), which is a diminutive of rota (wheel).

Noun

role f

  1. role, part (of an actor) [19th c.]
  2. lines (spoken text of an actor playing a part)
  3. role (e. g. of a person in a society)
  4. (linguistics) role (function of a constituent in a clause)
  5. scroll [19th c.]
Declension
Synonyms
  • (of an actor): úloha, part
  • (text): part
  • (in a society): úloha
  • (scroll): svitek
Derived terms
  • rolička
Related terms
  • rolovat
  • roláda

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *orlьja, from*orati.

Noun

role f

  1. (obsolete, literary) field (area to grow crops) [14th c.]
  2. old unit of field measurement
  3. (obsolete, literary) area, domain (of activity)
Declension
Synonyms
  • (in agriculture): pole
  • (domain): obor, okruh
Derived terms
  • rolička
Related terms
  • rolník
  • rolnický
  • rolnictví

Anagrams

  • orel
  • orle

References

Further reading

  • role in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • role in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Old French

Noun

role m (oblique plural roles, nominative singular roles, nominative plural role)

  1. roll; scroll (rolled up document)

Descendants

  • English: roll
  • French: rôle
    • English: role

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (role, supplement)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔ.lɛ/

Noun

role

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of rola

Further reading

  • role in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Verb

role

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of rolar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of rolar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of rolar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of rolar

Spanish

Verb

role

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of rolar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of rolar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of rolar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of rolar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • ROLAMITE, two or more rollers connected by a belt but relatively loose.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)