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rolling

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. rolling(noun)

    the act of robbing a helpless person

    "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"

  3. wheeling, rolling(adj)

    propelling something on wheels

  4. rolled, rolling, trilled(adj)

    uttered with a trill

    "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rolling

    of Roll

  2. Rolling(adj)

    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. Rolling(adj)

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

  4. Rolling(adj)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. James Reese:

    You can still do security and you can be nice. But when they start throwing stones and rolling propane bombs at you, it is not being nice anymore, we are outnumbered thousands to one. The law enforcement is outnumbered hundreds to one. It is a small law enforcement [presence] here and they are tapped out, these protesters are taking away other officers from their community. The locals are tired, their livestock is missing. This has been going on for months.

  2. Eugenio Andrades:

    It is not a transformational plan, it is rolling out what we have, don't expect risky adventures to areas where we are not (present). I don't see major risks.

  3. Tiffany Lacey:

    We knew what was going to happen, and it slowly started to trickle and now the ball is rolling down the hill faster.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist ... if we've got that, and we've got a way of verifying that, there's no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don't have a nuclear weapon.

  5. Ganesh Thami:

    The river beating the stones made drumming sounds that kept growing. I heard the sound of the boulders rolling with the water. It felt like an earthquake.

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