What does Roller mean?

Definitions for Roller
ˈroʊ lərRoller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roller(noun)

    a grounder that rolls along the infield

  2. roller, roll, rolling wave(noun)

    a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

  3. roller(noun)

    a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)

  4. roller(noun)

    a cylinder that revolves

  5. curler, hair curler, roller, crimper(noun)

    a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

    "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"

  6. roller(noun)

    Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers

  7. roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon(noun)

    pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground


  1. roller(Noun)

    anything that rolls

  2. roller(Noun)

    any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure

  3. roller(Noun)

    a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch

  4. roller(Noun)

    a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast

  5. roller(Noun)

    a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink

  6. roller(Noun)

    an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth

  7. roller(Noun)

    a bread or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (cf. Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon, English Short Faced Tumbler, English Long Faced Tumbler)

  8. roller(Noun)

    any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks

  9. roller(Noun)

    (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce

  10. roller(Noun)

    the police (old blues slang)

  11. roller(Noun)

    a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting

  12. roller(Noun)

    A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.

  13. Roller(ProperNoun)

    A Rolls-Royce car

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roller(noun)

    one who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  2. Roller(noun)

    a bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  3. Roller(noun)

    one of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  4. Roller(noun)

    a long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; -- called also roller towel

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  5. Roller(noun)

    a cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  6. Roller(noun)

    a long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  7. Roller(noun)

    a small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  8. Roller(noun)

    aNy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  9. Roller(noun)

    any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadae. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or "tumbling" in flight

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]

  10. Roller(noun)

    any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidae

    Etymology: [CF. F. rollier.]


  1. Roller

    The rollers are an Old World family, Coraciidae, of near passerine birds. The group gets its name from the aerial acrobatics some of these birds perform during courtship or territorial flights. Rollers resemble crows in size and build, and share the colourful appearance of kingfishers and bee-eaters, blues and pinkish or cinnamon browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but not the outer one. They are mainly insect eaters, with Eurystomus species taking their prey on the wing, and those of the genus Coracias diving from a perch to catch food items from on the ground, like giant shrikes. Although living rollers are birds of warm climates in the Old World, fossil records show that rollers were present in North America during the Eocene. They are monogamous and nest in an unlined hole in a tree or in masonry, and lay 2–4 eggs in the tropics, 3–6 at higher latitudes. The eggs, which are white, hatch after 17–20 days, and the young remain in the nest for approximately another 30 days.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. roller

    A mighty oceanic swell said to precurse the northers of the Atlantic, and felt in great violence at Tristan d'Acunha, where H.M.S. Lily foundered with all hands in consequence, and several vessels at St. Helena have been driven from their anchors and wrecked. These waves roll in from the north, and do not break till they reach soundings, when they evince terrific power, rising from 5 to 15 feet above the usual level of the waters. A connection with volcanoes has been suggested as a cause.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roller in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Roller in a Sentence

  1. Bianca Andreescu:

    In the third set I kept my composure, at least tried to. I pumped myself up, it was a crazy match. It was a roller coaster. I'm really happy I pulled through.

  2. Jeong Joon-hee:

    It is not the time to ride an emotional roller coaster or argue what's right and wrong about the agreement.

  3. Allison Jean:

    My life has not been the same, it's just been like a roller coaster.Guyger, who is white, testified that after working long hours on September 6, 2018, she returned to her Dallas County apartment complex. In uniform but off duty, she approached what she thought was her apartment. She noticed the door was partially open, saw a man inside who she believed to be an intruder, and fired her service weapon, killing him.How Botham Jeans mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her sonIn fact, she was at the apartment directly above hers -- which belonged to the 26-year-old Jean, who was black. Prosecutors said Jean had been on the couch in his shorts, watching TV and eating vanilla ice cream when Guyger walked in.Read MoreJurors deliberated for less than 24 hours before reaching the verdict. Guyger was booked into the North Tower Detention Center in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to the county website.Though the topic of race did not figure prominently in the trial itself, outside the courtroom, Jean's case had became a focal point in the national conversation on policing and the threat of violence people of color face in daily life.After the verdict, S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, called the murder conviction a.

  4. Kristen Anderson:

    There's always roller coaster rides, but when you feel like you're on the very end of that roller coaster ride and you're so close to it and then it's pulled out from underneath you again, it's hard.

  5. Discovery Channel star Dave Turin:

    It was the worst low I have experienced in gold-mining in the middle of the season. But it gets better, we make a comeback. It’s a huge roller-coaster ride that we are taking the viewers on.

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  • أسطوانةArabic
  • чIобChechen
  • Tümmlertaube, Roller, Werfer, Rollertaube, Orientalischer Roller, Ostpreußischer Werfer, Racke, Tümmler, Orientalische RollertaubeGerman
  • rodillo, carracaSpanish
  • rulla, tela, pyörittäjä, lopputekstit, jyrä, Rolls, maininki, vikellysvyö, sininärhiFinnish
  • rollier, rouleauFrench
  • csörgőmadár, szalakótaHungarian
  • rúllaIcelandic
  • cavalloneItalian
  • cylindroLatin
  • gáagii naashchʼąąʼígííNavajo, Navaho
  • сизоворо́нка, буру́н, ро́лик, вал, колёсико, ва́лик, ту́рманRussian
  • zlatovranaSerbo-Croatian
  • rollerSwedish
  • korakül, hikorakül, jikorakül, korak, jikorak, hikorakVolapük

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