peal, pealing, roll, rolling(noun)
a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
the act of robbing a helpless person
"he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
propelling something on wheels
rolled, rolling, trilled(adj)
uttered with a trill
"she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball
moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as, a rolling chair
having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a rolling country; rolling land
Rolling is a type of motion that combines rotation and translation of that object with respect to a surface, such that, if ideal conditions exist, the two are in contact with each other without sliding. Rolling is achieved by a rotational speed at the line or point of contact which is equal to the translational speed. When no sliding takes place the rolling motion is referred to as 'pure rolling'. In practice, due to small deformations at the contact area, some sliding does occur. Nevertheless, rolling resistance is much lower than sliding friction, and thus, rolling objects, typically require much less energy to be moved than sliding ones. As a result, such objects will more easily move, if they experience a force with a component along the surface, for instance gravity on a tilted surface; wind; pushing; pulling; an engine. Unlike most axially symmetrical objects, the rolling motion of a cone is such that while rolling on a flat surface, its center of gravity performs a circular motion, rather than a linear one. Rolling objects are not necessarily axially-symmetrical. Two well known non-axially-symmetrical rollers are the Reuleaux triangle and the Meissner bodies. Objects with corners, such as dice, roll by successive rotations about the edge or corner which is in contact with the surface.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Rolling' in Adjectives Frequency: #986
The numerical value of Rolling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rolling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
There's a deep fly ball... Winfield goes back, back... his head hits the wall ... it's rolling towards second base.
To me it's not about seeing the Rolling Stones. It's about seeing the Rolling Stones in Cuba. It's special for the Cuban people.
The wrongs described in Rolling Stone are appalling and have caused all of us to re-examine our responsibility to this community.
The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.
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