v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Rolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rolling.]
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.
5.To utter copiously, esp. 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.
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.(Geom.) 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.
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.
v. i.1.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.
2.To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
3.To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
4.To fall or tumble; - with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
5.To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
6.To turn; to move circularly.
And his red eyeballs roll with living fire.
- Dryden.
7.To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
8.To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock; as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in a general semse, to be tossed about.
9.To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls.
10.To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well.
11.To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
12.To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls.
To roll about
to gad abroad.
n.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.
3.That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
4.Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
The roll and list of that army doth remain.
- Sir J. Davies.
4.A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
5.A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
5.(Naut.) 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; rôle.
Long roll
(Mil.) 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 under Master.
Roll call
the act, or the time, of calling over a list names, as among soldiers.
Rolls of court
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.
Noun1.roll - rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
2.Rollroll - a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"
Synonyms: roster
3.Rollroll - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
Synonyms: rolling wave, roller
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
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"
Synonyms: bankroll
7.Rollroll - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
Synonyms: bun
8.Rollroll - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
Synonyms: peal, pealing, rolling
9.roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
10.roll - a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
Synonyms: scroll
11.roll - anything rolled up in cylindrical form
12.roll - the act of throwing dice
Synonyms: cast
13.roll - walking with a rolling 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)
Verb1.roll - move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
Synonyms: turn over
2.roll - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
Synonyms: wheel
3.roll - occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
Synonyms: undulate
4.roll - flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
Synonyms: roll out
5.roll - emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
6.roll - wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
Synonyms: wrap, twine, wind
7.roll - begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
8.roll - shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
9.roll - execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
10.roll - sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
Synonyms: pluck, hustle
11.roll - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
Synonyms: flap, undulate, wave
12.roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "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"
13.roll - move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
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"
Synonyms: revolve
15.roll - pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
16.roll - boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
Synonyms: seethe
17.roll - take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
18.roll - show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
Synonyms: roll up

ROLL. A schedule of parchment which may be turned up with the hand in the form of a pipe or tube. Jacob, L. D. h.t.
     2. In early times, before paper came in common use, parchment was the substance employed for making records, and, as the art of bookbinding was but little used, economy suggested as the most convenient mode of adding sheet to sheet, as were found requisite, and they were tacked together in such manner that the whole length might be wound up together in the form of spiral rolls.
     3. Figuratively it signifies the records of a court or office. In Pennsylvania the master of the rolls was an officer in whose office were recorded the acts of the legislature. 1 Smith's Laws, 46.

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Translate Roll to Spanish, Translate Roll to German, Translate Roll to French
Roland de Lassus
Rolando's area
Rolando's fissure
Role d'equipage
role model
role player
-- Roll --
roll around
roll call
roll down
roll film
roll in
roll in the hay
Roll latten
roll of tobacco
roll off
roll out
roll over
Roll train
roll up
roll-on roll-off
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