Definitions for roll

Definitions for (noun) roll

Main entry: roll, bowl

Definition: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

Main entry: roll

Definition: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude

Main entry: roll

Definition: walking with a swaying gait

Main entry: roll, cast

Definition: the act of throwing dice

Main entry: roll

Definition: anything rolled up in cylindrical form

Main entry: roll

Definition: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

Main entry: roll, scroll

Definition: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

Main entry: roll, roster

Definition: a list of names

Usage: his name was struck off the rolls

Main entry: roll, roller, rolling wave

Definition: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

Main entry: paradiddle, roll, drum roll

Definition: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

Main entry: peal, pealing, roll, rolling

Definition: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

Main entry: roll, axial motion, axial rotation

Definition: rotary motion of an object around its own axis

Usage: wheels in axial rotation

Main entry: bun, roll

Definition: small rounded bread either plain or sweet

Main entry: bankroll, roll

Definition: a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)

Usage: he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag

Main entry: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll

Definition: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

Definitions for (verb) roll

Main entry: roll

Definition: execute a roll, in tumbling

Usage: The gymnasts rolled and jumped

Main entry: roll, roll up

Definition: show certain properties when being rolled

Usage: The carpet rolls unevenly; dried-out tobacco rolls badly

Main entry: roll

Definition: take the shape of a roll or cylinder

Usage: the carpet rolled out; Yarn rolls well

Main entry: roll

Definition: shape by rolling

Usage: roll a cigarette

Main entry: roll, seethe

Definition: boil vigorously

Usage: The liquid was seething; The water rolled

Main entry: roll

Definition: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/

Usage: She rolls her r's

Main entry: roll, roll out

Definition: flatten or spread with a roller

Usage: roll out the paper

Main entry: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child

Main entry: roll

Definition: begin operating or running

Usage: The cameras were rolling; The presses are already rolling

Main entry: turn over, roll

Definition: move by turning over or rotating

Usage: The child rolled down the hill; turn over on your left side

Main entry: revolve, roll

Definition: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

Usage: She rolled the ball; They rolled their eyes at his words

Main entry: roll

Definition: move, rock, or sway from side to side

Usage: The ship rolled on the heavy seas

Main entry: tramp, swan, stray, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Usage: 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

Main entry: roll, wheel

Definition: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

Usage: The President's convoy rolled past the crowds

Main entry: undulate, flap, roll, wave

Definition: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

Usage: The curtains undulated; the waves rolled towards the beach

Main entry: roll

Definition: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound

Usage: The thunder rolled; rolling drums

Main entry: pluck, hustle, roll

Definition: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

Main entry: undulate, roll

Definition: occur in soft rounded shapes

Usage: The hills rolled past

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