- roll as a noun:
- 15 as a verb:
Rotary motion of an object around its own axis.
A list of names:
— His name was struck off the rolls.
Dutch: naamlijst, nomenclatuur, rol, rooster
A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation†, circumvolution, circumgyration†; volutation†, circination†, turbination†, ... show more
Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.
A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Dutch: rol, wervelwind
Polish: rola, zwój
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.
Dutch: een rol bankbiljetten, fonds
Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.
Dutch: broodje, knot
A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).
Dutch: geschal, geschetter
The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.
A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
Dutch: krul, boekrol
Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.
The act of throwing dice.
Walking with a swaying gait.
A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
Move by turning over or rotating:
— The child rolled down the hill.
synonym: turn over.
Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle:
— The President's convoy rolled past the crowds.
Occur in soft rounded shapes:
— The hills rolled past.
Flatten or spread with a roller:
— Roll out the paper.
synonym: roll out.
Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound.
Arrange or or coil around:
— Roll your hair around your finger.
Begin operating or running.
Shape by rolling.
Execute a roll, in tumbling.
Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion:
— The waves rolled towards the beach.
Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment:
— They rolled from town to town.
Dutch: rondlopen, vreemdgaan, dolen, wandelen, rondwandelen, dwalen, ronddolen, zwerven
Move, rock, or sway from side to side.
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.
Dutch: rollen, oprollen, pletwalsen
Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/.
— The water rolled.
Take the shape of a roll or cylinder.
Show certain properties when being rolled:
— The carpet rolls unevenly.
— Dried-out tobacco rolls badly.
synonym: roll up.
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