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English Dictionary: Rolling by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Rolling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
    Synonym(s): rolled, rolling, trilled
  1. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) [syn: peal, pealing, roll, rolling]
  2. the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
  3. propelling something on wheels
    Synonym(s): wheeling, rolling
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roll \Roll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rolling}.] [OF. roeler, roler, F. rouler, LL. rotulare, fr.
      L. royulus, rotula, a little wheel, dim. of rota wheel; akin
      to G. rad, and to Skr. ratha car, chariot. Cf. {Control},
      {Roll}, n., {Rotary}.]
      1. To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by
            turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn
            over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a
            wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
      2. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or
            cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to
            roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or
            putty into a ball.
      3. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap;
            -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel.
      4. To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of
            rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean.
                     The flood of Catholic reaction was rolled over
                     Europe.                                             --J. A.
      5. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter
            with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to
            roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences.
                     Who roll'd the psalm to wintry skies. --Tennyson.
      6. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a
            roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll
            paste; to roll steel rails, etc.
      7. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of,
            rollers or small wheels.
      8. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to
            sound a roll upon.
      9. (Geom.) To apply (one line or surface) to another without
            slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface)
            into successive contact with another, in suck manner that
            at every instant the parts that have been in contact are
      10. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
                     Full oft in heart he rolleth up and down The beauty
                     of these florins new and bright.      --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rolling \Roll"ing\, a.
      1. 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.
      2. Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or
            rollers; as, a rolling chair.
      3. Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a
            rolling country; rolling land. [U.S.]
      {Rolling bridge}. See the Note under {Drawbridge}.
      {Rolling circle of a paddle wheel}, the circle described by
            the point whose velocity equals the velocity of the ship.
            --J. Bourne.
      {Rolling fire} (Mil.), a discharge of firearms by soldiers in
            line, in quick succession, and in the order in which they
      {Rolling friction}, that resistance to motion experienced by
            one body rolling upon another which arises from the
            roughness or other quality of the surfaces in contact.
      {Rolling mill}, a mill furnished with heavy rolls, between
            which heated metal is passed, to form it into sheets,
            rails, etc.
      {Rolling press}.
            (a) A machine for calendering cloth by pressure between
                  revolving rollers.
            (b) A printing press with a roller, used in copperplate
      {Rolling stock}, [or] {Rolling plant}, the locomotives and
            vehicles of a railway.
      {Rolling tackle} (Naut.), tackle used to steady the yards
            when the ship rolls heavily. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
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