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English Dictionary: roll by the DICT Development Group
6 results for roll
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
    Synonym(s): axial rotation, axial motion, roll
  2. a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"
    Synonym(s): roll, roster
  3. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    Synonym(s): roller, roll, rolling wave
  4. photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
  5. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    Synonym(s): coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
  6. a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
    Synonym(s): bankroll, roll
  7. small rounded bread either plain or sweet
    Synonym(s): bun, roll
  8. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    Synonym(s): peal, pealing, roll, rolling
  9. the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    Synonym(s): paradiddle, roll, drum roll
  10. a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
    Synonym(s): scroll, roll
  11. anything rolled up in cylindrical form
  12. the act of throwing dice
    Synonym(s): cast, roll
  13. walking with a swaying gait
  14. a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
  15. the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    Synonym(s): roll, bowl
  1. move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
    Synonym(s): roll, turn over
  2. move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
    Synonym(s): wheel, roll
  3. occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
    Synonym(s): roll, undulate
  4. flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
    Synonym(s): roll out, roll
  5. emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
  6. arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
    Synonym(s): wind, wrap, roll, twine
    Antonym(s): unroll, unwind, wind off
  7. begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
  8. shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
  9. execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
  10. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    Synonym(s): hustle, pluck, roll
  11. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
    Synonym(s): roll, undulate, flap, wave
  12. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
    Synonym(s): roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
  13. move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
  14. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
    Synonym(s): roll, revolve
  15. pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
  16. boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
    Synonym(s): seethe, roll
  17. take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
  18. show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
    Synonym(s): roll, roll up
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]:
   Roll \Roll\, v. i.
      1. To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by
            rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn
            over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a
            body rolls on an inclined plane.
                     And her foot, look you, is fixed upon a spherical
                     stone, which rolls, and rolls, and rolls. --Shak.
      2. To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the
            street. [bd]The rolling chair.[b8] --Dryden.
      3. To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the
            cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
      4. To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a
      5. To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with
            a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
      6. To turn; to move circularly.
                     And his red eyeballs roll with living fire.
      7. To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and
                     What different sorrows did within thee roll.
      8. To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock;
            as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in
            a general semse, to be tossed about.
                     Twice ten tempestuous nights I rolled. --Pope.
      9. To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to
            wallow; as, a horse rolls.
      10. To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste
            rolls well.
      11. To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can
            scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
      12. To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder
      {To roll about}, to gad abroad. [Obs.]
                     Man shall not suffer his wife go roll about.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roll \Roll\, n. [F. r[93]le a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. rotulus
      [?] little wheel, LL., a roll, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See
      {Roll}, v., and cf. {R[93]le}, {Rouleau}, {Roulette}.]
      1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll
            of a ball; the roll of waves.
      2. That which rolls; a roller. Specifically:
            (a) A heavy cylinder used to break clods. --Mortimer.
            (b) One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers,
                  between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed,
                  as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the
      3. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool,
            paper, cloth, etc. Specifically:
            (a) A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or
                  other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
                           Busy angels spread The lasting roll, recording
                           what we say.                                 --Prior.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Roll, AZ
      Zip code(s): 85347

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      the common form of ancient books. The Hebrew word rendered
      "roll" or "volume" is _meghillah_, found in Ezra 6:2; Ps. 40:7;
      Jer. 36:2, 6, 23, 28, 29; Ezek. 2:9; 3:1-3; Zech. 5:1, 2.
      "Rolls" (Chald. pl. of sephar, corresponding to Heb. sepher) in
      Ezra 6:1 is rendered in the Revised Version "archives." In the
      New Testament the word "volume" (Heb. 10:7; R.V., "roll") occurs
      as the rendering of the Greek kephalis, meaning the head or top
      of the stick or cylinder on which the manuscript was rolled, and
      hence the manuscript itself. (See {BOOK}.)
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