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    roll - Dictionary definition and meaning for word roll

    Definition
    (noun) rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    Example Sentence
    • wheels in axial rotation
    Definition
    (noun) a list of names
    Synonyms : roster
    Example Sentence
    • his name was struck off the rolls
    Definition
    (noun) a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    Synonyms : roller , rolling wave
    Definition
    (noun) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) small rounded bread either plain or sweet
    Synonyms : bun
    Definition
    (noun) a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    Synonyms : peal , pealing , rolling
    Definition
    (noun) the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    Synonyms : drum roll , paradiddle
    Definition
    (noun) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
    Synonyms : scroll
    Definition
    (noun) anything rolled up in cylindrical form Definition
    (noun) the act of throwing dice
    Synonyms : cast
    Definition
    (noun) walking with a swaying gait Definition
    (noun) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude Definition
    (noun) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    Synonyms : bowl
    Definition
    (verb) move by turning over or rotating
    Synonyms : turn over
    Example Sentence
    • The child rolled down the hill
    • turn over on your left side
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) occur in soft rounded shapes
    Synonyms : undulate
    Example Sentence
    • The hills rolled past
    Definition
    (verb) flatten or spread with a roller
    Synonyms : roll out
    Example Sentence
    • roll out the paper
    Definition
    (verb) emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
    Example Sentence
    • The thunder rolled
    • rolling drums
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) begin operating or running
    Example Sentence
    • The cameras were rolling
    • The presses are already rolling
    Definition
    (verb) shape by rolling
    Example Sentence
    • roll a cigarette
    Definition
    (verb) execute a roll, in tumbling
    Example Sentence
    • The gymnasts rolled and jumped
    Definition
    (verb) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    Synonyms : hustle , pluck
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) move, rock, or sway from side to side
    Example Sentence
    • The ship rolled on the heavy seas
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
    Example Sentence
    • She rolls her r's
    Definition
    (verb) boil vigorously
    Synonyms : seethe
    Example Sentence
    • The liquid was seething
    • The water rolled
    Definition
    (verb) take the shape of a roll or cylinder
    Example Sentence
    • the carpet rolled out
    • Yarn rolls well
    Definition
    (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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