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Definitions of roll

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To smooth out with a roller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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
  9. To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To turn; to move circularly. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To fall or tumble; - with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. That which rolls; a roller. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A heavy cylinder used to break clods. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A cylindrical twist of tobacco. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Part; office; duty; role. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To move onward, like a wheel or as on wheels. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To undulate, fluctuate, or sway, as waves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To reverberate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  46. 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
  47. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. walking with a rolling gait Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  52. anything rolled up in cylindrical form The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  54. execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  61. move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  62. 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
  63. move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. 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
  65. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity Wordnet Dictionary DB
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. 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
  72. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. 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
  75. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; - often with up; as, to roll up a parcel. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. 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
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. A list or register. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. 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.
  83. A roller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. A rolling movement or sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. A trill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.

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Usage examples for roll

  1. He hated to confess a mistake in business judgment, and he frankly confessed he " hated to see good money roll past him." – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. Maybe he actually thought we would just roll over and give up. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
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