Definitions for rollroʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roll*roʊl(v.i.)

  1. to move along a surface by turning over and over.

  2. to move or be moved on wheels.

  3. to flow or advance with an undulating motion, as waves.

  4. to extend in undulations, as land.

  5. to elapse, as time.

  6. to move as in a cycle, as seasons (usu. fol. by round or around).

  7. to emit or have a deep, prolonged sound, as thunder.

  8. to trill, as a bird.

  9. to turn over, as a person lying down.

  10. (of the eyes) to turn around in different directions.

  11. (of a vessel) to rock from side to side in open water. to sail with a side-to-side rocking motion.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. to walk with a swinging or swaying gait.

  13. Informal. to begin to move or operate: to make progress; advance:

    Let's roll at sunrise.

    The project is really rolling now.

    Category: Informal

  14. to curl up so as to form a ball or cylinder.

  15. to become spread out or flattened.

  16. (of an aircraft or rocket) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by rotation about the longitudinal axis.

    Category: Aeronautics

  17. (v.t.)to cause to move along a surface by turning over and over.

  18. to move along on wheels or rollers.

    Category: Transportation

  19. to drive or cause to flow onward with an undulating motion.

  20. to utter or give forth with a full, flowing, continuous sound.

  21. to trill: to roll one's r

    's.

  22. to cause to turn over.

  23. to turn around in different directions:

    to roll one's eyes.

  24. to cause to sway or rock from side to side, as a ship.

  25. to wrap around an axis or around itself:

    to roll string.

  26. to make by forming into a cylinder:

    to roll a cigarette.

  27. to spread out flat (something curled up) (often fol. by out).

  28. to wrap or envelop, as in a covering.

  29. to spread out, level, compact, or the like, as with a rolling pin.

  30. to beat (a drum) with rapid, continuous strokes.

  31. (in certain games, as craps) to throw (dice).

  32. to apply (ink) with a roller or series of rollers.

    Category: Printing

  33. Slang. to rob, esp. by going through the pockets of a victim who is asleep or drunk.

    Category: Status (usage)

  34. roll back, to reduce (prices, wages, etc.) to a former level.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  35. roll in, Informal. to arrive, esp. in large numbers or quantity:

    When does the money start rolling in?

    Category: Verb Phrase

  36. roll out, to spread out or flatten. Informal. to arise, as from bed. Football. to execute a rollout.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Sport

  37. roll over, to reinvest (funds), as from one stock or bond into another.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  38. roll up, to amass in increasing quantities or amounts. to arrive in a car, carriage, or other vehicle.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  39. (n.)a piece of paper, parchment, or the like, that is rolled up.

    Category: Printing

  40. a register, catalog, or list, as of membership.

  41. anything rolled up in a ringlike or cylindrical form.

  42. a length of cloth, wallpaper, or the like, rolled up in cylindrical form, often forming a definite measure.

  43. a cylindrical or rounded mass of something:

    rolls of fat.

  44. a roller.

  45. thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up. a small cake of bread sometimes folded over before baking. meat rolled up and cooked.

    Category: Cooking

  46. an act or instance of rolling.

  47. undulation, as of a surface.

  48. a sonorous or rhythmical flow of words.

  49. a deep, prolonged sound, as of thunder or drums.

  50. the trill of certain birds.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  51. a rolling motion or gait.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  52. Aerospace. a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction. (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling. the angular displacement caused by rolling.

  53. Informal. paper currency carried folded or rolled up. bankroll; funds.

  54. (in various dice games) a single cast of or turn at casting the dice. the total number of pips or points made by a single cast; score or point.

Idioms for roll:

  1. on a roll, experiencing an interval of success and good fortune.

    Category: Idiom, Games

  2. roll with the punches,to cope by accommodating to adversity and remaining flexible.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

* Syn: See list1.

Origin of roll:

1175–1225; (n.) ME: scroll, register, cylindrical object < OF ro(u)lle < L rotulus, rotula small wheel, dim. of rota wheel; (v.) ME < OF rol(l)er < VL *rotulare, der. of L rotulus, rotula

Princeton's WordNet

  1. axial rotation, axial motion, roll(noun)

    rotary motion of an object around its own axis

    "wheels in axial rotation"

  2. roll, roster(noun)

    a list of names

    "his name was struck off the rolls"

  3. roller, roll, rolling wave(noun)

    a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

  4. roll(noun)

    photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

  5. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll(noun)

    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

  6. bankroll, roll(noun)

    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"

  7. bun, roll(noun)

    small rounded bread either plain or sweet

  8. peal, pealing, roll, rolling(noun)

    a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

  9. paradiddle, roll, drum roll(noun)

    the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

  10. scroll, roll(noun)

    a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

  11. roll(noun)

    anything rolled up in cylindrical form

  12. cast, roll(noun)

    the act of throwing dice

  13. roll(noun)

    walking with a swaying gait

  14. roll(noun)

    a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude

  15. roll, bowl(verb)

    the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

  16. roll, turn over(verb)

    move by turning over or rotating

    "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"

  17. wheel, roll(verb)

    move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

    "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

  18. roll, undulate(verb)

    occur in soft rounded shapes

    "The hills rolled past"

  19. roll out, roll(verb)

    flatten or spread with a roller

    "roll out the paper"

  20. roll(verb)

    emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound

    "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"

  21. wind, wrap, roll, twine(verb)

    arrange or or coil around

    "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

  22. roll(verb)

    begin operating or running

    "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"

  23. roll(verb)

    shape by rolling

    "roll a cigarette"

  24. roll(verb)

    execute a roll, in tumbling

    "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"

  25. hustle, pluck, roll(verb)

    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

  26. roll, undulate, flap, wave(verb)

    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

  27. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    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"; "They rolled from town to town"

  28. roll(verb)

    move, rock, or sway from side to side

    "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

  29. roll, revolve(verb)

    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"

  30. roll(verb)

    pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/

    "She rolls her r's"

  31. seethe, roll(verb)

    boil vigorously

    "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"

  32. roll(verb)

    take the shape of a roll or cylinder

    "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"

  33. roll, roll up(verb)

    show certain properties when being rolled

    "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. roll(verb)ʊl

    to move or make move by turning over and over

    The ball rolled under the car.; They were rolling the logs down the hill.

  2. rollʊl

    to move or make move on wheels

    The shopping cart rolled away.; They rolled the car off the road.

  3. rollʊl

    to turn over repeatedly, remaining in the same place

    a pig rolling in the mud; He rolled his cigarette between his fingers.

  4. rollʊl

    to turn over to face another direction

    She rolled over in bed.; They rolled the boy onto his side.

  5. rollʊl

    to make into a tube or ball shape

    Roll the carpet up.; Roll the dough into a ball.

  6. rollʊl

    to fold a sleeve or pants leg up to make it shorter

    Roll your sleeves up above your elbow.

  7. rollʊl

    to look up in a way that shows frustration or annoyance

    She rolled her eyes at me behind the teacher's back.

  8. roll(noun)ʊl

    material such as paper, cloth, etc. that is rolled into the shape of an "O"

    a roll of electrical tape; a toilet paper roll

  9. rollʊl

    a small rounded piece of bread for one person

    a dinner roll

  10. rollʊl

    doing sth continuously and well

    Don't stop me now - I'm on a roll!

Wiktionary

  1. roll(Noun)

    The act of rolling, or state of being rolled.

  2. roll(Noun)

    That which rolls; a roller

  3. roll(Noun)

    Specifically, a heavy cylinder used to break clods.

  4. roll(Noun)

    Specifically, 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.

  5. roll(Noun)

    That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.

  6. roll(Noun)

    Specifically, a document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.

  7. roll(Noun)

    Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.

  8. roll(Noun)

    Specifically, a quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.

  9. roll(Noun)

    Specifically, A cylindrical twist of tobacco.

  10. roll(Verb)

    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.

    to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel.

  11. roll(Verb)

    To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over.

    to roll a sheet of paper; to roll clay or putty into a ball.

  12. roll(Verb)

    To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; often with up.

    to roll up the map for shipping.

  13. roll(Verb)

    To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling.

    This river will roll its waters to the ocean.

  14. roll(Verb)

    To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out.

    to roll forth someone's praises; to roll out sentences.

  15. roll(Verb)

    To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers.

    to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails.

  16. roll(Verb)

    To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.

  17. roll(Verb)

    To leave or begin a journey.

    I want to get there early, let's roll.

  18. roll(Verb)

    To compete, especially with vigor.

    OK guys, we're only down by 2 points, let's roll!

  19. roll(Noun)

    A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.

  20. roll(Noun)

    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.

  21. roll(Noun)

    A heavy, reverberatory sound.

  22. roll(Noun)

    The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.

  23. roll(Noun)

    Part; office; duty; ru00F4le.

  24. roll(Noun)

    A measure of parchments, containing five dozen.

  25. roll(Noun)

    the rotation angle about the longitudinal axis

    Calculate the roll of that aircraft.

  26. roll(Noun)

    The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice.

  27. roll(Noun)

    The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.

  28. roll(Verb)

    To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.

  29. roll(Verb)

    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 such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.

  30. roll(Verb)

    To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.

  31. roll(Verb)

    To behave in a certain way; to adopt a general disposition toward a situation.

    I was going to kick his ass, but he wasn't worth getting all worked up over, I don't roll like that.

  32. roll(Verb)

    To throw dice.

  33. roll(Verb)

    To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total.

  34. roll(Verb)

    To have a rolling aspect

    the hills rolled on

  35. roll(Verb)

    To create a new character in a role-playing game.

    I'm gonna go and roll a new shaman tonight.

  36. roll(Verb)

    To generate a random number.

  37. roll(Verb)

    To turn over and over.

    The child will roll on the floor.

  38. roll(Verb)

    To tumble in gymnastics.

  39. roll(Verb)

    when a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.

  40. roll(Verb)

    To beat up.

  41. roll(Verb)

    To cause to betray secrets or to testify for the prosecution.

    The feds rolled him by giving him a free pass for most of what he'd done.

  42. roll(Verb)

    To betray secrets.

    He rolled on those guys after being in jail two days.

  43. roll(Verb)

    To act.

  44. roll(Verb)

    To be under the influence of MDMA (a psychedelic stimulant, also known as ecstasy.

  45. Origin: For verb: From rollen, from roler, from rotulare, from rotula, diminutive of rota.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roll(noun)

    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

  2. Roll(noun)

    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

  3. Roll(noun)

    to bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel

  4. Roll(noun)

    to drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean

  5. Roll(noun)

    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

  6. Roll(noun)

    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

  7. Roll(noun)

    to move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels

  8. Roll(noun)

    to beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon

  9. Roll(noun)

    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

  10. Roll(noun)

    to turn over in one's mind; to revolve

  11. Roll(verb)

    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

  12. Roll(verb)

    to move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street

  13. Roll(verb)

    to be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well

  14. Roll(verb)

    to fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice

  15. Roll(verb)

    to perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away

  16. Roll(verb)

    to turn; to move circularly

  17. Roll(verb)

    to move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression

  18. Roll(verb)

    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

  19. Roll(verb)

    to turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls

  20. Roll(verb)

    to spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well

  21. Roll(verb)

    to beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear

  22. Roll(verb)

    to make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls

  23. Roll

    the act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves

  24. Roll

    that which rolls; a roller

  25. Roll

    a heavy cylinder used to break clods

  26. Roll

    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

  27. Roll

    that which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc

  28. Roll

    a document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll

  29. Roll

    hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list

  30. Roll

    a quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon

  31. Roll

    a cylindrical twist of tobacco

  32. Roll

    a kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself

  33. Roll

    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

  34. Roll

    a heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder

  35. Roll

    the uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear

  36. Roll

    part; office; duty; role

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'roll' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2742

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'roll' in Nouns Frequency: #1678

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'roll' in Verbs Frequency: #408


Translations for roll

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

roll(noun)

anything flat (eg a piece of paper, a carpet) rolled into the shape of a tube, wound round a tube etc

a roll of kitchen foil; a toilet-roll.

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