|1.||[ verb ] to rotate or cause to rotate|
: "The child rolled down the hill" "She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words" "turn over to your left side"
|Related terms:||turn move transit rim roll_over avalanche axial_motion|
|2.||[ verb ] move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle|
"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
|Related terms:||travel bowl troll axial_motion wheeling|
|3.||[ verb ] occur in soft rounded shapes|
"The hills rolled past"
|4.||[ verb ] flatten or spread with a roller|
"roll out the paper"
|Related terms:||flatten cog mill coil|
|5.||[ verb ] wrap or coil around|
|Synonyms:||wrap wind twine|
"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool"
|Related terms:||unwind move coil ball spool reel clue roll_up roll_up winder curler winder|
|6.||[ noun ] a single complete turn (axial or orbital)|
|Synonyms:||gyration revolution rotation|
"the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
|Related terms:||turning axial_motion clockwise_rotation counterclockwise_rotation spin orbital_motion wallow spin|
|7.||[ noun ] a list of names|
"his name was struck off the rolls"
|Related terms:||list batting_order waiting_list church_roll muster_roll rota death-roll|
|8.||[ noun ] rotary motion of an object around its own axis|
"wheels in axial rotation"
|Related terms:||rotation wallow wheel wind|
|9.||[ verb ] emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound|
"The thunder rolled" "rolling drums"
|Related terms:||go paradiddle|
|10.||[ noun ] a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore|
|Related terms:||wave undulate|
|11.||[ noun ] (photography) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light|
|12.||[ verb ] begin operating or running|
"The cameras were rolling" "The presses are already rolling"
|13.||[ verb ] execute a roll, in tumbling|
"The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
|Related terms:||tumble axial_motion|
|14.||[ verb ] shape by rolling|
"roll a cigarette"
|Related terms:||shape coil|
|15.||[ verb ] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion|
|Synonyms:||flap wave undulate|
"The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"
|Related terms:||move luff wave wave roller undulation|
|16.||[ verb ] move, rock, or sway from side to side|
"The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
|17.||[ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment|
|Synonyms:||wander roam drift range stray rove vagabond cast ramble tramp swan|
"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"
|Related terms:||travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler vagabond drifting hiker|
|18.||[ verb ] (phonetics) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/ "She rolls her r's".|
|19.||[ verb ] boil vigorously|
"The liquid was seething" "The water rolled"
|20.||[ noun ] (games) the act of throwing dice|
|Related terms:||throw natural craps|
|21.||[ noun ] a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)|
|Synonyms:||pealing peal rolling|
|Related terms:||sound ring toll|
|22.||[ noun ] the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously|
|23.||[ noun ] (transportation) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude|
|Related terms:||flight_maneuver barrel_roll snap_roll|
|24.||[ verb ] (criminal law) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activity|
|Related terms:||steal streetwalker|
|25.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) small rounded bread either plain or sweet|
|Related terms:||bread sweet_roll kaiser_roll crescent_roll brioche hard_roll soft_roll Parker_House_roll clover-leaf_roll onion_roll hamburger_bun bagel tea_bread frankfurter_bun|
|26.||[ noun ] a cylinder that revolves|
|Related terms:||cylinder garden_roller paint_roller sprocket trundle platen roller_blind|
|27.||[ noun ] anything rolled up in cylindrical form|
|Related terms:||cylinder rouleau rouleau bolt|
|28.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||funds commercial_enterprise|
|29.||[ verb ] take the shape of a roll or cylinder|
"the carpet rolled out" "Yarn rolls well"
|30.||[ verb ] show certain properties when being rolled|
"The carpet rolls unevenly" "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
|Related terms:||change roll_up roll_up|
|31.||[ noun ] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles|
|Synonyms:||whorl curlicue curl ringlet gyre scroll coil|
|Related terms:||round_shape corolla verticil calyx roll_out coil|
|32.||[ noun ] (writing) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)|
|Related terms:||manuscript Dead_Sea_scrolls megillah torah scroll|
|33.||[ noun ] walking with a rolling gait|
|34.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6019|
|35.||[ noun ] the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)|
|Related terms:||propulsion bowling|