What does roulette mean?

Definitions for roulette
ruˈlɛtroulette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roulette, line roulette(noun)

    a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure

  2. roulette, toothed wheel(noun)

    a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations

  3. roulette(noun)

    a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

Wiktionary

  1. roulette(Noun)

    A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.

    Etymology: roulette, roulette, little wheel

  2. roulette(Noun)

    A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.

    Etymology: roulette, roulette, little wheel

  3. roulette(Noun)

    A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.

    Etymology: roulette, roulette, little wheel

  4. roulette(Noun)

    The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.

    Etymology: roulette, roulette, little wheel

  5. roulette(Noun)

    (stamp-collecting) any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.

    Etymology: roulette, roulette, little wheel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roulette(noun)

    a game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game

    Etymology: [F., properly, a little wheel or ball. See Rouleau, Roll.]

  2. Roulette(noun)

    a small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to order to produce rows of dots

    Etymology: [F., properly, a little wheel or ball. See Rouleau, Roll.]

  3. Roulette(noun)

    a similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint

    Etymology: [F., properly, a little wheel or ball. See Rouleau, Roll.]

  4. Roulette(noun)

    the curve traced by any point in the plane of a given curve when the latter rolls, without sliding, over another fixed curve. See Cycloid, and Epycycloid

    Etymology: [F., properly, a little wheel or ball. See Rouleau, Roll.]

Freebase

  1. Roulette

    Roulette is a casino game named after a French diminutive for little wheel. In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular track running around the circumference of the wheel. The ball eventually loses momentum and falls on to the wheel and into one of 37 or 38 colored and numbered pockets on the wheel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roulette

    rōōl-et′, n. a little ball or roller: a game of chance played on an oblong table divided into numbered and coloured spaces, and having in the centre a rotating disc on which a ball is rolled until it drops into one of the spaces, the player winning if he has staked his money on that space or its colour: an engraver's tool: a cylindrical object used to curl hair upon: (geom.) a particular kind of curve. [Fr.,—rouler, to roll.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Roulette

    a game of chance, very popular in France last century, now at Monaco; played with a revolving disc and a ball.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Roulette

    Expresses the French for “a little wheel.”

How to pronounce roulette?

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How to say roulette in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roulette in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roulette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of roulette in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Taylor:

    In every other context where you have this degree of risk and uncertainty we rightly hedge, we rightly address the full range of possible outcomes, to not do so in the climate arena when you have this much at stake is incredible to me... Do we really want to go to Vegas and put all our money on one roulette wheel and say,' Well, that's the most possible outcome ?'.

  2. Casey Lynn:

    He pulled out a revolver, threatened me and said,' You can't live without me,' he began playing Russian roulette, and in between spinning the revolver, he would hit me on the back of the head and try to bludgeon me.

  3. Andy Purvis:

    Until and unless we can bring biodiversity back up, we're playing ecological roulette.

  4. Danielle Foltz:

    When your infant's body is being racked by 40 seizures every single day, you do not have three business days to play Russian roulette, waiting for a medication that could stop his seizures and right your world again.

  5. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    We're just old-fashioned Catholics, playing what used to be known as 'Vatican Roulette,'.

Images & Illustrations of roulette

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