Definition of Roll

1. Noun. Rotary motion of an object around its own axis. "Wheels in axial rotation"

Exact synonyms: Axial Motion, Axial Rotation
Generic synonyms: Gyration, Revolution, Rotation
Specialized synonyms: Wallow



2. Verb. Move by turning over or rotating. "These balls roll easily"; "Turn over on your left side"
Exact synonyms: Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Rim
Related verbs: Revolve
Generic synonyms: Turn
Also: Roll Down, Roll Over
Derivative terms: Roller, Roller

3. Noun. A list of names. "His name was struck off the rolls"
Exact synonyms: Roster
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Batting Order, Card, Lineup, Death-roll, Muster Roll, Church Roll, Rota, Waiting List

4. Verb. Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle. "These cars won't roll "; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
Exact synonyms: Wheel
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Bowl, Troll
Derivative terms: Rolling, Wheel, Wheeling

5. Noun. A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
Exact synonyms: Roller, Rolling Wave
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave

6. Verb. Occur in soft rounded shapes. "The hills rolled past"
Exact synonyms: Undulate

7. Noun. Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.
Generic synonyms: Film, Photographic Film

8. Verb. Flatten or spread with a roller. "Roll out the paper"
Exact synonyms: Roll Out
Generic synonyms: Flatten
Specialized synonyms: Cog, Mill

9. Noun. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Exact synonyms: Coil, Curl, Curlicue, Gyre, Ringlet, Scroll, Whorl
Specialized synonyms: Corolla, Calyx, Verticil
Generic synonyms: Round Shape
Derivative terms: Coil, Coil, Curl, Curl, Curl

10. Verb. Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound. "The streets roll with cars "; "Rolling drums"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Rolling

11. Noun. 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"

12. Verb. Arrange or or coil around. "The wires roll around the stick"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
Exact synonyms: Twine, Wind, Wrap
Specialized synonyms: Spool, Reel, Ball, Clew, Clue, Coil, Curl, Loop
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Also: Roll Up, Wrap Up
Derivative terms: Roller, Winder, Winder
Antonyms: Unwind

13. Noun. Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.

14. Verb. Begin operating or running. "The presses are already rolling"
Generic synonyms: Function, Go, Operate, Run, Work

15. Noun. A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).
Exact synonyms: Peal, Pealing, Rolling
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Peal, Peal, Peal, Peal

16. Verb. Shape by rolling. "Roll a cigarette"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

17. Noun. The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.
Exact synonyms: Drum Roll, Paradiddle
Generic synonyms: Sound

18. Verb. Execute a roll, in tumbling. "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
Generic synonyms: Tumble

19. Noun. A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
Exact synonyms: Scroll
Generic synonyms: Holograph, Manuscript
Specialized synonyms: Dead Sea Scrolls
Specialized synonyms: Megillah, Torah
Derivative terms: Scroll

20. Verb. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
Exact synonyms: Hustle, Pluck
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Hustler, Hustler

21. Noun. Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.
Specialized synonyms: Bolt, Rouleau, Rouleau
Generic synonyms: Cylinder

22. Verb. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion. "The waves rolled towards the beach"
Exact synonyms: Flap, Undulate, Wave
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Luff
Derivative terms: Flap, Flapping, Roller, Undulation, Undulation, Wave

23. Noun. The act of throwing dice.
Exact synonyms: Cast
Group relationships: Craps
Generic synonyms: Throw
Specialized synonyms: Natural
Derivative terms: Cast

24. Verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment. "They roll in the countryside"; "They rolled from town to town"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Rove, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Maunder, Gad, Gallivant, Jazz Around
Related verbs: Drift, Err, Stray, Wander
Derivative terms: Drifter, Drifting, Ramble, Rambler, Roamer, Roving, Stray, Strayer, Tramp, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagabondage, Wanderer, Wandering

25. Noun. Walking with a swaying gait.
Generic synonyms: Gait

26. Verb. Move, rock, or sway from side to side. "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
Generic synonyms: Rock, Shake, Sway

27. Noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
Specialized synonyms: Barrel Roll, Snap Roll
Generic synonyms: Airplane Maneuver, Flight Maneuver

28. Verb. Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis. "They rolled their eyes at his words"
Exact synonyms: Revolve
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Transit

29. Noun. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
Exact synonyms: Bowl
Group relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion

30. Verb. Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/. "She rolls her r's"

31. Verb. Boil vigorously. "The water rolls "; "The water rolled"
Exact synonyms: Seethe
Generic synonyms: Boil, Churn, Moil, Roil

32. Verb. Take the shape of a roll or cylinder. "Yarn rolls well"
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform

33. Verb. Show certain properties when being rolled. "Dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
Exact synonyms: Roll Up
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Roll Up, Wrap Up, Furl, Roll Up

Definition of Roll

1. v. t. 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. v. i. 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.

3. n. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves.

Definition of Roll

1. Verb. (ergative) 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. ¹

2. Verb. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over. ¹

3. Verb. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; often with up. ¹

4. Verb. (ergative) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling. ¹

5. Verb. (ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out. ¹

6. Verb. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers. ¹

7. Verb. (ergative) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels. ¹

8. Verb. (chiefly US Canada colloquial) To leave or begin a journey. ¹

9. Verb. (chiefly US Canada colloquial) To compete, especially with vigor. ¹

10. Verb. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon. ¹

11. Verb. (geometry) 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 such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal. ¹

12. Verb. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve. ¹

13. Verb. (US slang) To behave in a certain way; to adopt a general disposition toward a situation. ¹

14. Verb. (gaming transitive intransitive) To throw dice. ¹

15. Verb. (gaming transitive) To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total. ¹

16. Verb. To have a rolling aspect ¹

17. Verb. (gaming) To create a new character in a role-playing game. ¹

18. Verb. (computing) To generate a random number. ¹

19. Verb. To turn over and over. ¹

20. Verb. To tumble in gymnastics. ¹

21. Verb. (nautical) when a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To beat up. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive slang) To cause to betray secrets or to testify for the prosecution. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive slang) To betray secrets. ¹

25. Verb. (informal) To act. ¹

26. Verb. (slang) To be under the influence of MDMA (a psychedelic stimulant, also known as (term ecstasy). ¹

27. Verb. (transitive) ¹

28. Noun. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled. ¹

29. Noun. That which rolls; a roller ¹

30. Noun. Specifically, a heavy cylinder used to break clods. ¹

31. Noun. Specifically, 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 rolls. ¹

32. Noun. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc. ¹

33. Noun. Specifically, a document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll. ¹

34. Noun. Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list. ¹

35. Noun. Specifically, a quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon. ¹

36. Noun. Specifically, A cylindrical twist of tobacco. ¹

37. Noun. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself. ¹

38. Noun. (nautical) The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching. ¹

39. Noun. A heavy, reverberatory sound. ¹

40. Noun. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear. ¹

41. Noun. (obsolete) Part; office; duty; rĂ´le. ¹

42. Noun. A measure of parchments, containing five dozen. ¹

43. Noun. the rotation angle about the longitudinal axis ¹

44. Noun. The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice. ¹

45. Noun. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roll

1. to move along by repeatedly turning over [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Roll

1. 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 heavy cylinder used to break clods. 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 rolls. 3. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc. Specifically: 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) Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list. "The rolls of Parliament, the entry of the petitions, answers, and transactions in Parliament, are extant." (Sir M. Hale) "The roll and list of that army doth remain." (Sir J. Davies) A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon. A cylindrical twist of tobacco. 4. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself. 5. The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching. 6. A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder. 7. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear. 8. Part; office; duty; role. Long roll, a prolonged roll of the drums, as the signal of an attack by the enemy, and for the troops to arrange themselves in line. Master of the rolls. See Master. Roll call, the act, or the time, of calling over a list names, as among soldiers. Rolls of court, of parliament (or of any public body), the parchments or rolls on which the acts and proceedings of that body are engrossed by the proper officer, and which constitute the records of such public body. To call the roll, to call off or recite a list or roll of names of persons belonging to an organization, in order to ascertain who are present or to obtain responses from those present. Synonym: List, schedule, catalogue, register, inventory. See List. Origin: F. Role a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. Rotulus little wheel, LL, a roll, dim. Of L. Rota a wheel. See Roll, and cf. Role, Rouleau, Roulette. 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. Symonds) 5. To utter copiously, especially. 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. 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 equal. 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) To roll one's self, to wallow. To roll the eye, to direct its axis hither and thither in quick succession. To roll one's r's, to utter the letter r with a trill. Origin: 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, Rotary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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