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roll

noun

1 roll

Rotary motion of an object around its own axis.

synonyms: axial motion, axial rotation.

Roget 407: roll etc. v.; drumming etc. v.; berloque, bombination, rumbling; tattoo, drumroll; dingdong; tantara; rataplan; ... show more

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more



2 roll

A list of names:
— His name was struck off the rolls.

synonym: roster.

Roget 86: list, catalog, catalogue, inventory; register etc. (record) 551.    account; bill, bill of costs; terrier; tally, listing, ... show more

Dutch: naamlijst, nomenclatuur, rol, rooster

3 roll

A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.

synonyms: roller, rolling wave.

Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, ... show more

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Dutch: robber

4 roll

Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.

5 roll

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.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 551: trace, vestige, relic, remains; scar, cicatrix; footstep, footmark, footprint; pug; track mark, wake, trail, scent, ... show more

Dutch: rol, wervelwind
Polish: rola, zwój

6 roll

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.

synonym: bankroll.

Dutch: een rol bankbiljetten, fonds

7 roll

Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.

synonym: bun.

Dutch: broodje, knot
Polish: bułka

8 roll

A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).

synonyms: peal, pealing, rolling.

Dutch: geschal, geschetter

9 roll

The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.

synonyms: drum roll, paradiddle.

10 roll

A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).

synonym: scroll.

Dutch: krul, boekrol

11 roll

Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.

Polish: rolka

12 roll

The act of throwing dice.

synonym: cast.

13 roll

Walking with a swaying gait.

14 roll

A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.

15 roll

The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).

synonym: bowl.

verb

1 roll

Move by turning over or rotating:
— The child rolled down the hill.

synonym: turn over.

Roget 407: roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack; bombinate.    hum, trill, shake; chime, peal, toll; ... show more

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more

Dutch: rollen

2 roll

Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle:
— The President's convoy rolled past the crowds.

synonym: wheel.

Dutch: rollen

3 roll

Occur in soft rounded shapes:
— The hills rolled past.

synonym: undulate.

Dutch: golven

4 roll

Flatten or spread with a roller:
— Roll out the paper.

synonym: roll out.

Dutch: rollen

5 roll

Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound.

Dutch: walsen

6 roll

Arrange or or coil around:
— Roll your hair around your finger.

synonyms: twine, wind, wrap.

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

Dutch: omwinden

7 roll

Begin operating or running.

8 roll

Shape by rolling.

9 roll

Execute a roll, in tumbling.

10 roll

Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.

synonyms: hustle, pluck.

11 roll

Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion:
— The waves rolled towards the beach.

synonyms: flap, undulate, wave.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

12 roll

Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment:
— They rolled from town to town.

synonyms: cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond ... show more.

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

Dutch: rondlopen, vreemdgaan, dolen, wandelen, rondwandelen, dwalen, ronddolen, zwerven

13 roll

Move, rock, or sway from side to side.

14 roll

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.

synonym: revolve.

Dutch: rollen, oprollen, pletwalsen

15 roll

Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/.

16 roll

Boil vigorously:
— The water rolled.

synonym: seethe.

Polish: wykipienie

17 roll

Take the shape of a roll or cylinder.

18 roll

Show certain properties when being rolled:
— The carpet rolls unevenly.
— Dried-out tobacco rolls badly.

synonym: roll up.

Dutch: rollen


Moby thesaurus: Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll, Yorkshire pudding, account, advance, agenda, align, amble, angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, annals, arrive, axial motion, backing, bagel, bale, bank ... show more.

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