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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

How to pronounce rolling?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Meg Whitman:

    We are in the best sense, risk takers. But that doesn't mean what we're doing is risky, we're not at the table rolling the dice — or if they are, they're loaded.

  2. Thomas Keiblinger:

    It was like a rolling prison cell..they were crammed in, sitting and standing on top of each other, they would not have made it too much further.

  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. Chief Executive Brian Goldner:

    These products are already on shelves in the U.S. and rolling out internationally, shipments are now ramping up and early consumer indications are positive.

  5. Gisle Forland:

    People will experience the calm of watching the current, it will be in the same style as the other (slow TV shows). We will show the nature, with the camera rolling and a little music, and people who tell about the history, the geology and the nature of Saltstraumen.

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