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roll - Dictionary definition and meaning for word roll

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(noun) rotary motion of an object around its own axis
Example Sentence
  • wheels in axial rotation

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(noun) a list of names
Synonyms : roster
Example Sentence
  • his name was struck off the rolls

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(noun) a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
Synonyms : roller , rolling wave

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(noun) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
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(noun) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Synonyms : coil , curl , curlicue , gyre , ringlet , scroll , whorl

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(noun) a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
Synonyms : bankroll
Example Sentence
  • he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag

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(noun) small rounded bread either plain or sweet
Synonyms : bun

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(noun) a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
Synonyms : peal , pealing , rolling

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(noun) the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
Synonyms : drum roll , paradiddle

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(noun) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
Synonyms : scroll

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(noun) anything rolled up in cylindrical form
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(noun) the act of throwing dice
Synonyms : cast

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(noun) walking with a swaying gait
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(noun) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
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(noun) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
Synonyms : bowl

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(verb) move by turning over or rotating
Synonyms : turn over
Example Sentence
  • The child rolled down the hill
  • turn over on your left side

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(verb) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
Synonyms : wheel
Example Sentence
  • The President's convoy rolled past the crowds

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(verb) occur in soft rounded shapes
Synonyms : undulate
Example Sentence
  • The hills rolled past

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(verb) flatten or spread with a roller
Synonyms : roll out
Example Sentence
  • roll out the paper

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(verb) emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
Example Sentence
  • The thunder rolled
  • rolling drums

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(verb) arrange or or coil around
Synonyms : twine , wind , wrap
Example Sentence
  • roll your hair around your finger
  • Twine the thread around the spool
  • She wrapped her arms around the child

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(verb) begin operating or running
Example Sentence
  • The cameras were rolling
  • The presses are already rolling

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(verb) shape by rolling
Example Sentence
  • roll a cigarette

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(verb) execute a roll, in tumbling
Example Sentence
  • The gymnasts rolled and jumped

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(verb) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
Synonyms : hustle , pluck

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(verb) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
Synonyms : flap , undulate , wave
Example Sentence
  • The curtains undulated
  • the waves rolled towards the beach

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(verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms : cast , drift , ramble , range , roam , rove , stray , swan , tramp , vagabond , wander
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(verb) move, rock, or sway from side to side
Example Sentence
  • The ship rolled on the heavy seas

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(verb) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
Synonyms : revolve
Example Sentence
  • She rolled the ball
  • They rolled their eyes at his words

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(verb) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
Example Sentence
  • She rolls her r's

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(verb) boil vigorously
Synonyms : seethe
Example Sentence
  • The liquid was seething
  • The water rolled

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(verb) take the shape of a roll or cylinder
Example Sentence
  • the carpet rolled out
  • Yarn rolls well

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(verb) show certain properties when being rolled
Synonyms : roll up
Example Sentence
  • The carpet rolls unevenly
  • dried-out tobacco rolls badly

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