peal, pealing, roll, rolling(noun)
a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
the act of robbing a helpless person
"he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
propelling something on wheels
rolled, rolling, trilled(adj)
uttered with a trill
"she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
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
moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as, a rolling chair
having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a rolling country; rolling land
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'rolling' in Adjectives Frequency: #986
The numerical value of rolling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of rolling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of rolling in a Sentence
We’re not advocating that we’re going to have an Abrams tank rolling down the street any time soon.
Whereas a year ago the Fed was raising rates and earnings were rolling over, this year you have felt the Fed has been on your side, they are willing to do QE4 at a stock market (record) high, which is extraordinary.
I’m so grateful that we have a president that supports all those organizations and gets things rolling before we even have the storm, i think it’s very appropriate. I know he has a lot of things to be doing but I know it means a lot to a lot of people who are in distress to feel comfort for their president.
The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.
If the economy is rolling on, you would not anticipate a lower bonus, or if bonuses are consistent for 10 years, they wouldn’t suddenly drop.
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