Definitions of roll:
- noun: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
- noun: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
- noun: walking with a rolling gait
- noun: anything rolled up in cylindrical form
- noun: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
- noun: a list of names
Example: "His name was struck off the rolls"
- noun: the act of throwing dice
- noun: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
- noun: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
- noun: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
- noun: small rounded bread either plain or sweet
- noun: a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
Example: "He shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
- noun: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
- noun: rotary motion of an object around its own axis
- noun: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
- verb: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
Example: "The thunder rolled"
- verb: occur in soft rounded shapes
Example: "The hills rolled past"
- verb: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
Example: "She rolls her r's"
- verb: execute a roll, in tumbling
Example: "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
- verb: show certain properties when being rolled
Example: "The carpet rolls unevenly"
- verb: take the shape of a roll or cylinder
Example: "The carpet rolled out"
- verb: shape by rolling
Example: "Roll a cigarette"
- verb: begin operating or running
Example: "The cameras were rolling"
- verb: move by turning over or rotating
Example: "The child rolled down the hill"
- verb: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
Example: "She rolled the ball"
- verb: move, rock, or sway from side to side
Example: "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
- verb: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Example: "They rolled from town to town"
- verb: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
Example: "The waves rolled towards the beach"
- verb: boil vigorously
Example: "The water rolled"
- verb: flatten or spread with a roller
Example: "Roll out the paper"
- verb: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
Example: "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
- verb: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
- verb: wrap or coil around
Example: "Roll your hair around your finger"
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6019)
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