Definition of Roland in English:

Roland

proper noun

  • The most famous of Charlemagne's paladins, hero of the Chanson de Roland (12th century). He is said to have become a friend of Oliver, another paladin, after engaging him in single combat in which neither won. Roland was killed at the Battle of Roncesvalles.

    Oliver

Phrases

  • a roland for an oliver

    • archaic An effective or adequate retort or response.

      ‘he had given Mrs Carr a Roland for her Oliver’
      revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, recrimination, getting even, redress, repayment, payback
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Pronunciation:

Roland

/ˈrəʊlənd/