What does roil mean?

Definitions for roilrɔɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word roil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. churn, boil, moil, roil(verb)

    be agitated

    "the sea was churning in the storm"

  2. roil, rile(verb)

    make turbid by stirring up the sediments of


  1. roil(Verb)

    To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of

  2. roil(Verb)

    To bubble, seethe.

  3. roil(Verb)

    To annoy; to make someone angry.

  4. Origin: Possibly from rouiller, from rouil, from *, from robigo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roil

    to render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to roil wine, cider, etc. , in casks or bottles; to roil a spring

  2. Roil

    to disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex

  3. Roil(verb)

    to wander; to roam

  4. Roil(verb)

    to romp

  5. Origin: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]


  1. ROiL

    ROiL is a performance art troupe started in Portland, Maine now also based in Ithaca, New York and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "ROiL" is not an acronym; it is a verb meaning "to render turbid by stirring up sediment"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roil

    roil, v.t. to render turbid: to vex: to rile: to salt fish with a machine called a Roil′er—also Royle.—adj. Roil′y, muddy. [O. Fr. roeler, roler, to disturb, cog. with roll; or O. Fr. roille—L. robigo, rust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justin Fabo:

    China has huge potential to roil markets as the nation navigates a difficult structural transition, asian trade, traditionally a bellwether for global growth, is in recession.

  2. State John Kerry:

    It's not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced its worst drought on record. As many as 1.5 million people migrated from Syria's farms to its cities, intensifying the political unrest that was just beginning to roil and boil in the region.

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Translations for roil

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عكرArabic
  • ärgern, trübenGerman
  • molestar, enfurecer, enturbiarSpanish
  • samentaa, hämmentää, ärsyttääFinnish
  • troubler, irriter, fâcher, énerverFrench
  • felkavarHungarian
  • պղտորել, ջղայնացնել, խառնակել, գրգռել, թափահարելArmenian
  • rendere torbido, intorbidareItalian
  • 濁るJapanese
  • ergeren, kwaad maken, storenDutch
  • incomodar, turbar, turvar, importunar, irritarPortuguese
  • supăra, enerva, iritaRomanian
  • взбалтывать, взмутить, раздражать, сердить, взболтать, замутить, мутитьRussian
  • reta upp, irriteraSwedish

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