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rolling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peal, pealing, roll, rollingnoun

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

  2. rollingnoun

    the act of robbing a helpless person

    "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"

  3. wheeling, rollingadjective

    propelling something on wheels

  4. rolled, rolling, trilledadjective

    uttered with a trill

    "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rolling

    of Roll

  2. Rollingadjective

    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

  3. Rollingadjective

    moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as, a rolling chair

  4. Rollingadjective

    having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a rolling country; rolling land

Freebase

  1. Rolling

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rolling

    That oscillatory motion by which the waves rock a ship from side to side. The larger part of this disturbance is owing to the depth of the centre of gravity below the centre of figure, the former exercising a violent reaction when disturbed from its rest by passing seas; therefore it is diminished by raising the weights, and must by no means be confounded with heeling.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rolling' in Adjectives Frequency: #986

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rolling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rolling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rolling in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    Russia’s... behavior in our election and in Europe demands that we have strong, statutory sanctions enacted as soon as possible, i am concerned by changes( to the The Senate bill) insisted upon by Republicans that give the GOP leadership the sole power to originate actions in The White House to prevent the Trump Administration from rolling back sanctions. The California Democrat suggested her party supports tougher sanctions on North Korea that The White House has already passed, but that putting them in the large bill could result in procedural delays in The Senate. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Saturday that he would have preferred The White House adopt the upper chamber’s bill but welcomed the effort.

  2. Chris Rands:

    The fact that you have got a bit more noise around the trade war now at the same time as manufacturing is rolling over — it's getting people to think that things are a little bit worse than they had expected.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We’re not advocating that we’re going to have an Abrams tank rolling down the street any time soon.

  4. Sjoerd Olrichs:

    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.

  5. Jeff Arnett:

    It's made in the shape it is so you can steer it when you're rolling it like a wheel.

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