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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