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Jacques Derrida is a very important thinker and philosopher who has made serious contributions to both philosophy and literary criticism. Roland Barthes is the one I feel most affinity for, and Michel Foucault, well, his writing influenced my novel, 'Middlesex.'
Jeffrey Eugenides

Meaning of "Roland" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ROLAND

Roland  [ˈrəʊlənd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROLAND

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Roland is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ROLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Roland

Roland

Roland was a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne who became one of the principal figures in the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. Historically, Roland was military governor of the Breton March, with responsibility for defending the frontier of Francia against the Bretons. His only historical attestation is in Einhard's Vita Karoli Magni, which describes him as Hruodlandus Brittannici limitis praefectus when narrating his death at the Battle of Roncesvalles, when the rearguard, under his command, and the baggage train of a Frankish army was beset by rebellious Basques. Roland's death during retreat from the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in Iberia was transmogrified in later medieval and Renaissance literature. He became the chief paladin of the emperor Charlemagne and a central figure in the legendary material surrounding him, collectively known as the Matter of France. The first and most famous of these epic treatments was the Old French Chanson de Roland of the eleventh century.

Definition of Roland in the English dictionary

The definition of Roland in the dictionary is the greatest of the legendary 12 peers in attendance on Charlemagne; he died in battle at Roncesvalles.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROLAND


Cleveland
ˈkliːvlənd
Dowland
ˈdaʊlənd
England
ˈɪŋɡlənd
Falkland
ˈfɔːlklənd
Finland
ˈfɪnlənd
Greenland
ˈɡriːnlənd
holland
ˈhɒlənd
Iceland
ˈaɪslənd
Ireland
ˈaɪələnd
island
ˈaɪlənd
lowland
ˈləʊlənd
mainland
ˈmeɪnlənd
Poland
ˈpəʊlənd
Portland
ˈpɔːtlənd
Scotland
ˈskɒtlənd
soland
ˈsəʊlənd
Switzerland
ˈswɪtsələnd
troland
ˈtrəʊlənd
Wayland
ˈweɪlənd
Zealand
ˈziːlənd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROLAND

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roke
rokelay
rokkaku
roky
rolag
rolamite
role
role model
role playing
role reversal
role-play
role-playing
role-playing game
Rolf
Rolf the Ganger
Rolfe

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROLAND

Basutoland
Boland
Deutschland
Euroland
Flevoland
French Togoland
Helgoland
Heligoland
land
Maryland
Nederland
New Zealand
overland
Pondoland
Rhode Island
Swaziland
Thailand
Togoland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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罗兰
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Roland
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Roland
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रोलाण्ड
380 millions of speakers
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رولاند
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Роланд
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Roland
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রোল্যান্ড
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Roland
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Roland
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Roland
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ローランド
130 millions of speakers

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롤랜드
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Roland
85 millions of speakers
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Roland
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ரோலண்ட்
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रोलँड
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Roland
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Roland
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Roland
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Роланд
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Roland
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Roland
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Roland
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Roland
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Roland
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Roland

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6 QUOTES WITH «ROLAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Roland.
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Jeffrey Eugenides
Jacques Derrida is a very important thinker and philosopher who has made serious contributions to both philosophy and literary criticism. Roland Barthes is the one I feel most affinity for, and Michel Foucault, well, his writing influenced my novel, 'Middlesex.'
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Colin Greenwood
Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.
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Jake Gyllenhaal
If you're going to spend seven months of your life - for me seven months, for Roland Emmerich, 3, 4, 5 years of his life - doing something, I think you have to have something to say.
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Nicole Ari Parker
I had a brilliant drama teacher while I was at Roland Park: Ann Mainolfi. But the school was mostly rich in academics. It wasn't like I was prepping myself for a life in acting. There, you prepped yourself to have a stable future. The school's piece de resistance is college prep - it didn't teach you how to audition for a TV show.
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Linus Roache
I shot a pilot for ABC, which I'm a bit confused about what the actual title is - I heard it was called 'Chosen.' It's directed by Roland Emmerich - the master of disaster himself - and it's his idea and concept for the show that's a supernatural thriller about good and evil set in contemporary modern day New York.
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Ashton Shepherd
The Lord has been there from wanting to be a momma, to having a wonderful childhood life and dreaming of having a good motherhood as a child; always wanting to meet a good old country boy and having someone to love as much as I love my husband Roland and having a little boy that is a mixture of the both of us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROLAND»

Discover the use of Roland in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Roland and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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At War's End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict
Avoiding the problems that marred many peacebuilding operations in the 1990s will require longer-lasting and, ultimately, more intrusive forms of intervention in the domestic affairs of these states. This book was first published in 2004.
Roland Paris, 2004
2
Peak
The story of Peak’s dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Roland Smith, 2008
3
Roland Barthes
This book provides a lively introduction to the work of Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth century's most important literary and cultural theorists.
Michael Moriarty, 1991
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Roland Barthes
Roland Barthes is a central figure in the study of language, literature, culture and the media. This book prepares readers for their first encounter with his crucial writings on some of the most important theoretical debates.
Graham Allen, 2004
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The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to ...
Roland Barthes, 1997
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Bruissement de la Langue
Essays discuss science, mythology, language, style, history, semiotics, literature, and meaning In the 'The Rustle of Language' almost all the essays in this collection deal with language and with literary writing, or, better still, with ...
Roland Barthes, 1989
7
Africa since 1800
This book begins by looking at the peoples of Africa at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and goes on to study the commercial and ideological penetration of Africa by the outside world.
Roland Oliver, Anthony Atmore, 2005
8
Writing the Image After Roland Barthes
In Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, Jean-Michel Rabaté and nineteen contributors examine the import of Barthes's shifting positions on photography and visual representation and the impact of his work on current developments in ...
Jean-Michel Rabate, 2011
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Missionary Methods: St. Paul's Or Ours?
Rolland Allen's classic offering of an old-new approach to mission work. Profoundly biblical, Allen's "methods" are drawn from a scrupulous examination of St. Paul's own principles for missionary work. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
Roland Allen, 1962
10
Tentacles
After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, Marty and Grace go to live with their scientist uncle and accompany him on an increasingly dangerous expedition to New Zealand to track a giant squid.
Roland Smith, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROLAND»

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Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win Roland Garros
The eighth seed, booed by the crowd when he played French opponents this year, handed Serbian Djokovic his third defeat in three Roland Garros finals to add ... «Eurosport, Jun 15»
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Serena Williams triumphs with 20th grand slam at Roland Garros 2015
After 80 minutes of play, at 6-5 up, the 19-times grand slam champion served for her third Roland Garros title. Williams didn't even obtain a match point. «RFI, Jun 15»
3
Maria Sharapova knocked out at Roland Garros
The Russian had reached the previous three finals at Roland Garros, winning in 2012 and 2014, but could not handle her opponent's steely forehand. «Eurosport, Jun 15»
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Play suspended at Roland Garros after heavy winds blow metal …
Paramedics helped injured crowd members during Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori's French Open quarter-final after a piece of metal was blown into the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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How one court at Roland Garros helps Rafael Nadal dominate …
“He's getting [to] every single ball.” Nadal has lost just once in a decade at Roland Garros, where he is 69-1. In best-of-five set matches on clay, he's 92-1. 1 of 63. «Washington Post, May 15»
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French Flying High at Roland Garros as Richard Gasquet Makes …
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2013, was scheduled last on the Philippe Chatrier Centre Court taking on Spain's Pablo Andujar. «NDTVSports.com, May 15»
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French Open 2015: Wednesday Results, Highlights, Scores Recap …
Wednesday marked the start of the second round at Roland Garros as the 2015 French Open rolls on. While most of the big names that were in action managed ... «Bleacher Report, May 15»
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Two Young Americans Smiling: One Upset Venus Williams. The …
Williams, however, left Roland Garros without speaking to reporters, and she was informed that she would face a fine for declining to attend her mandatory ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Roland Garros round-up: Maria Sharapova jeered off court, Andy …
For Andy Murray, feeling nervous in an opening match at a grand slam is a good thing, and luckily for the Brit, nerves were very present for his 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 first ... «Sport360°, May 15»
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French Open fury for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka at Roland
Swiss aces Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have turned on French Open officials on a day of sensation at Roland Garros. In an explosive start to the ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»

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