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  1. rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. small rounded bread either plain or sweet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of throwing dice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. walking with a rolling gait Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. anything rolled up in cylindrical form The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or putty into a ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface) into successive contact with another, in suck manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inclined plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To turn; to move circularly. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock; as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in a general semse, to be tossed about. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. That which rolls; a roller. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A heavy cylinder used to break clods. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. A cylindrical twist of tobacco. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Part; office; duty; role. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; - often with up; as, to roll up a parcel. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; - often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To fall or tumble; - with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. To move onward by turning over and over; as, a ball rolls; to run on wheels; as, the wagon rolls along; to toss from side to side; as, a ship rolls; to sweep along, as waves; give forth a long, deep sound; as, the thunder rolls; to take, through winding, the form of a cylinder; as, the cloth rolls easily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  71. To cause to move onward by turning over and over; as to roll a ball; to move or push along on wheels; as, to roll a table across the room; to wrap round on itself or upon something else; as, to roll a rug; wrap up; as, to roll oneself in a blanket; to drive or sweep along; as, the waves roll the ship onward; to utter with a deep sound; as, the organ rolls forth majestic sounds; spread flat under a roller; as, to roll a road; to pronounce with a prolonged trilling sound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  72. The act of rolling; state of being rolled; that which rolls; a roller; anything wrapped upon itself in the form of a cylinder; a list or register; a kind of biscuit or bread; a continued, deep sound, as of a drum beaten, thunder, etc.; a swell or unevenness on a surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  73. To turn like a wheel: to turn on an axis: to be formed into a roll or cylinder: to move, as waves: to be tossed about: to move tumultuously: to be hurled: to rock, or move from side to side: to wallow: to spread under a roller: to sound as a drum beaten rapidly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  74. To cause to roll: to turn on an axis: to wrap round on itself: to in wrap: to drive forward: to move upon wheels: to press with a roller: to beat rapidly, as a drum. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  75. Act of rolling: that which rolls: a roller: that which is rolled up: hence parchment, paper, etc., wound into a circular form: a document: a register: a kind of fancy bread: the continued sound of a drum. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  76. Anything rolled up; register; small loaf of bread; continued sound of a drum, thunder, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  77. To cause to roll; wrap round itself; inwrap; press with a roller; beat rapidly, as a drum. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  78. To turn like a wheel; move, as waves; wallow; rock; spread under a roller; sound, as a drum beaten rapidly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  79. To move on ward while rotating; turn about continually; move on rollers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. To wrap round and round upon itself; make into a roll. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. To smooth out with a roller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. To move onward, like a wheel or as on wheels. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. To undulate, fluctuate, or sway, as waves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. To reverberate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. A list or register. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. Any article of food, as bread, rolled or doubled together in making. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  87. A roller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. A rolling movement or sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. A trill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; the thing rolling; a mass rolled; a roller; an official writing; a register; the beating of a drum with rapid strokes; a volume; a chronicle. Rolls of court, of parliament, or any other public body, the parchments on which are engrossed the acts and proceedings of the body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  91. To move along by turning; to turn on its axis, or move in a circular direction; to wrap round on itself; to drive forward with a circular motion; to spread or level with a roller. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  92. To move on by turning; to revolve; to move circularly; to move as waves; to form into a ball; to spread under a roller; to rock or move from side to side; to beat a drum with rapid strokes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  93. To move by turning over and over; to move round, as a wheel; to revolve; to cause to revolve; to involve; to form or be formed into around mass; to wrap round upon itself; to sprad or flatten by means of a roller or cylinder; to drive with acircular motion, or forward, as in a stream; to perform a periodical revolution; to move, as waves; to sound as a drum, the strokes producing a continuation of sounds; to be tossed about, or to move from side to side, on rough water, as a sihp; to run on wheels; to move tumultuously. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  94. Act of rolling; the state of being rolled; the thing rolling; a mass made round; a writing or paper rolled rolled upon itself; a volume; a public writing; aregister or catalogue; anything wound into a cylindrical form; a twist of tobacco; a small piece of baked bread. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  95. A book in ancient times consisted of a single long strip of paper or parchment, which was usually kept rolled upon a stick, and was unrolled when a person wished to read it. The roll was usually written on one side only, and hence the particular notice of one that was "written within and without." ( Ezekiel 2:10 ) The writing was arranged in columns. biblestudytools.com
  96. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel. mso.anu.edu.au
  97. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences. mso.anu.edu.au
  98. To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice. mso.anu.edu.au
  99. the common form of ancient books. The Hebrew word rendered "roll" or "volume" is meghillah , found in Ezra 6:2 ; Psalms 40:7 ; Jeremiah 36:2 Jeremiah 36:6 Jeremiah 36:23 Jeremiah 36:28 Jeremiah 36:29 ; Ezekiel 2:9 ; 3:1-3 ; Zechariah 5:1 Zechariah 5:2 . "Rolls" (Chald. pl. of sephar, corresponding to Heb. sepher) in Ezra 6:1 is rendered in the Revised Version "archives." In the New Testament the word "volume" ( Hebrews 10:7 ; RSV, "roll") occurs as the rendering of the Greek kephalis, meaning the head or top of the stick or cylinder on which the manuscript was rolled, and hence the manuscript itself. (See BOOK .) biblestudytools.com
  100. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; often with up; as, to roll up a parcel. dictgcide_fs
  101. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences. dictgcide_fs
  102. To fall or tumble; with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice. dictgcide_fs
  103. r[=o]l, v.i. to turn like a wheel: to turn on an axis: to be formed into a roll or cylinder: to move, as waves: to be tossed about: to move tumultuously: to be hurled: to rock, or move from side to side: to wallow: to spread under a roller: to sound as a drum beaten rapidly: to move onward.--v.t. to cause to roll: to turn on an axis: to wrap round on itself: to enwrap: to drive forward: to move upon wheels: to press or smooth with rollers: to beat rapidly, as a drum.--n. act of rolling: that which rolls: a revolving cylinder making sheets, plates, &c.: a roller: that which is rolled up--hence parchment, paper, &c. wound into a circular form: a document: a register: a kind of fancy bread: the continued sound of a drum, of thunder, &c.: a swagger or rolling gait.--adj. ROLL'-ABOUT', podgy.--ns. ROLL'-CALL, the calling of the roll or list of names, as in the army; ROLL'-C[=U]'M[=U]LUS, a form of strato-cumulus cloud; ROLL'ER, that which rolls: a cylinder used for rolling, grinding, &c.: one of a family of Picarian birds: a long, broad bandage: (pl.) long heavy waves; ROLL'ER-SKATE, a skate mounted on wheels or rollers for use on asphalt or some other smooth surface.--adj. ROLL'ING, modulating: moving on wheels: making a continuous sound.--ns. ROLL'ING-MILL, a place in which metal is made into sheets, bars, rails, or rods, by working it between pairs of rolls: a machine for rolling metal, &c., into any required form, or for crushing materials between rollers; ROLL'ING-PIN, a cylindrical piece of wood for rolling dough, paste, &c. to any required thickness; ROLL'ING-PRESS, a press of two cylinders for rolling or calendering cloth; ROLL'ING-STOCK, the stock or store of locomotive-engines, carriages, &c. of a railway; ROLL'WAY, an incline: a shoot.--MASTER OF THE ROLLS, the head of the Record-office. [O. Fr. roler, roeler (Fr. rouler)--Low L. rotul[=a]re--L. rotula, a little wheel--rota, a wheel.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  104. Cylinder formed by turning flexible fabric such as paper or cloth over& over upon itself without folding (rr. of carpet, printing paper, &c.; SWISS r.), (in Ionic capital) volute; document, esp. official record, in this form (Master of the Rr., judge of Court of Appeal with charge of certain public records; the Rr., buildings in which these were formerly kept now superseded by Public Record Office, also court of Master of the Rr.), register or catalogue (in the r. of saints; a long r. of heroes; on the rr. of fame; RENT-r.) esp. official list of qualified solicitors (strike off the rr., debar from practising for dishonesty &c.) or list of persons esp. soldiers or schoolboys used to detect absentees (r.-call, calling over of this); more or less (semi)-cylindrical straight or curved mass of anything however formed (a r. of butter, soap, straw, tobacco, hair; has rr. of fat on him; r. of bread or usu. r., small loaf esp. for breakfast use), (Arch., also r.-moulding) moulding of convex section; turned-back edge of something, e.g. coat-collar; (Book-bind.) revolving patterned tool for marking cover; cylinder or roller. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  105. Move (t. & i.) or send or go in some direction by turning over& over on axis often with aid of gravitation (r. barrel; barrel started rolling; ball, coin, rolled under the table, into a hole; river rolls down stones; rolling stone GATHERS no moss; planets r. on their courses: years r. on or by, go smoothly; r. one over, send him rolling or sprawling), make revolve between his palms), wrap usu. up in by rolling motion (rolled himself up in the blankets); (t. & i. of eyes) change direction (of) with rotatory motion (his eyes r. strangely; rolled his eyes on us); wallow, turn about in fluid or loose medium, (of horse &c.) lie on back& kick about, (porpoise, swimmer, rolls in the water; rolling in money, luxury, ease; mule tried to r., as way of getting rid of rider or load); sway or rock (t. & i.), walk with swaying gait as of sailor, reel, (rolled himself from side to side; ship rolls& pitches; he rolled up to her); undulate, show undulating surface or motion, go or propel or carry with such motion, (sea, river, rolls; river rolls its waters to sea; waves r. in; smoke rolls up; chimney rolls up smoke; the mist rolled away; a rolling expanse or plain); (t. & i. of sound) utter or be uttered, sound, with vibratory or undulating or trilling effect (r. outverses, song, &c.; thunder, drum, organ, voice, echo, rolls; r.one\'s rs); (of wheeled vehicle) advance or convey usu. along, by, &c., (of person) be so conveyed, (carriage rolled along, rolled them by; he rolled past in his carriage; rolling-stock, railway company\'s wagons& trucks); flatten by passing roller over or by passing between rollers (r. lawn, metal, paste for pies, &c.; rolling-pin, roller for paste; rolling-press, copperplate-printer\'s press with revolving cylinder, also press with rollers for various purposes); turn (t. & i.) over& over upon itself into more or less cylindrical shape (usu. up; the way to r. a great-coat; hedgehog rolls itself into a ball or rolls up); form (t. & i.) in (to) cylindrical or spherical shape, or accumulate into mass, by rolling (r. cigarettes, a huge snowball, snow or string into ball; the reckoning is rolling up, increasing in amount; saint& philosopher rolled into one); r.-top desk, with flexible cover sliding in curved grooves; hence rollable a. (N.) rolling motion (the r. of the sea, ship); spell of rolling (a r. on the grass); rolling gait; quick continuous beating of drum; long peal of thunder or shout; rhythmic flow of words. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  106. (Geol.) Said of a set of strata bent into numerous troughs and ridges, or into undulations; sometimes an elevated fold of rock is pushed forward and over, so that the strata are said to be inverted. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  107. n. [Latin] Act of rolling or state of being rolled;—that which rolls; a roller;— a cylinder of wood used in the kitchen and laundry;— a cylinder of stone or iron used on fields, roads, &c.;- a cylindrical twist of tobacco; —cloth wound into into a cylindrical form;- bread made from dough rolled up: —the uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear. An official or public document: list; register: cataloger in antiquity, a volume: a book consisting of sheets of parchment, skin, &c., rolled up: —hence, a chronicle; a history. Cabinet Dictionary

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