Meaning of Roland in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrəʊlənd/

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.


    a Roland for an Oliver
    • An effective or adequate retort or response.

      • ‘he had given Mrs Carr a Roland for her Oliver’