(v.) To act and speak as if you are the character you're portraying. To roleplay is as much about what not to say as what TO say. It means to keep your speech in the context of the setting in which your character (or avatar) exists. Context can be defined as both time and place.

Most roleplaying that occurs is in an online setting, such as an online game, a chat room, or a message board.

(adj.) A setting in which the act of roleplaying is strongly encouraged, or even enforced.
(v.) "Do you like to roleplay?" or "I'm trying to learn how to properly roleplay my character."

(adj.) "What are the rules on this roleplay server?" or "This is strictly a roleplay chat room."
by Zanriel July 28, 2005
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When you act out one of your sexual fantasies using characters ie. Dentist, teacher etc
"Let's play doctors and nurses!"
by Nicola February 01, 2004
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To 'play' a 'role' in which you are not usually cast. This may range anywhere from the more common fantasy/science fiction as seen in RPGs and online, or may manifest itself in day dreaming, dreams, wishful thinking, etc.
I roleplayed I was a World War One pilot once. The Red Baron shot me down over France.
by Chikin Fwee January 01, 2005
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A online game where people can make up new people and new lives. Basically, anything goes.
RhyDin, the dream of what was, is a roleplaying community.
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completely addicting games which take over your life, make you antisocial, and, in a worse case scenario, end up with a 30 year old playing the games whenever they have a free moment.
Eliminates possibility of getting any work done at all.
Commonly sexual, even if it's Harry Potter roleplaying.
I had to give up roleplaying because it was taking over my life like a huge purple monster.
by Cheez March 23, 2004
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When you or you and your friends act out a fake or real play. It is often used as what someone wants real life or a certain game to be like.
" I wish that this really happened like it did in my roleplay".
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To act a role of a character you make in a fantasy world, most likely medieval with dragons, orcs, undead, and elves, and whatnot.
Typical roleplaying greeting:
"Greetings and well met."
"'Ello!"
by PiousHeretic November 09, 2003
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