Definition of rol
1. roll [ v ] to rotate or cause to rotate
Examples: : "The child rolled down the hill" "She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words" "turn over to your left side"
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
This used_to be part of every child 's bag_of_tricks , but few children can do it today ; some are actually incapable of rolling forward and are completely confused when not sitting or standing upright .
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Then during washing , the greasy soil rolls back at the edges so that emulsified droplets can disengage themselves from the sorbed oil mass , with the aid of mechanical action , and enter the aqueous phase .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
At the slope 's base coils of concertina stretched out_of eye range like a wild tangle of children 's hoops , stopped simultaneously , weirdly poised as if awaiting the magic of the child 's touch to start them all rolling again .
(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
Below the moon_splashed world rolled away to insurmountable white peaks ; above him the deep blue sky glittered with stars .
Dice rolled , prostitutes plied their trade , thieves stole , murderers stabbed , and the ungodly blasphemed .Synonyms roll turn_over revolve Related Terms turn move transit rim roll_over avalanche axial_motion
2. roll [ v ] move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
Examples: "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
The World_War 2 , German bomber rolled down a runway and took_off .
At 12 : 50 p. m. a ramp was rolled up to the plane .Synonyms roll wheel Related Terms travel bowl troll axial_motion wheeling
3. roll [ v ] occur in soft rounded shapes
Examples: "The hills rolled past"
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
An area on the coast may have relaxing views of the surf rolling in on a beach .
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
Abel sat and regarded the farm country which , spreading_out from both sides of the road , rolled greenly up to where the silent white houses and long barns and silos nested into the tilled fields .Synonyms roll undulate Related Terms coil
4. roll [ v ] flatten or spread with a roller
Examples: "roll out the paper"
(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)
Roll clay to thickness indicated in individual instructions .
Clay was rolled to 1 4 '' thickness .
( opposite page , bottom ) : White clay was used , rolled to 1 4 '' thickness .
( opposite page , top left ) : Red_clay was used , rolled 1 2 '' thick .
Use white or buff clay , rolled to 3 16 '' thickness .Synonyms roll roll_out Related Terms flatten cog mill coil
5. roll [ v ] wrap or coil around
Examples: "roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool"
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
During the discharge the magnetic_forces set_up by the passage of current cause the edges of the foil to roll inward toward its center_line , thus allowing light to pass into the camera .Synonyms wrap wind roll twine Related Terms unwind move coil ball spool reel clue roll_up roll_up winder curler winder
6. roll [ n ] a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
Examples: "the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
The last essential to the beginner 's gymnastic program is the somersault , or forward roll .
For most small children , learning a forward roll is simply a matter of copying another child who can .Synonyms roll gyration revolution rotation Related Terms turning axial_motion clockwise_rotation counterclockwise_rotation spin orbital_motion wallow spin
7. roll [ n ] a list of names
Examples: "his name was struck off the rolls"
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
As it affects the city 's fiscal situation , such an interchange is ruinous ; it removes forever from the tax rolls property which should be taxed to pay for the city services .Synonyms roster roll Related Terms list batting_order waiting_list church_roll muster_roll rota death-roll
8. roll [ n ] rotary motion of an object around its own axis
Examples: "wheels in axial rotation"
9. roll [ v ] emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
Examples: "The thunder rolled" "rolling drums"
(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
The roar of Palmer 's gallery as he sank a thrilling putt would roll out across the parklike landscape of Augusta , only to be answered moments later by the roar of Player 's gallery for a similar triumph .Synonyms roll Related Terms go paradiddle
10. roll [ n ] a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shoreUsed in print:
(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
A sharp tremor was followed by a jerky roll .Synonyms roll rolling_wave roller Related Terms wave undulate
11. roll [ n ] photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from lightUsed in print:
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Rudyard_Kipling 's scorn for the `` jargon '' of psychical research was altered somewhat when he wondered `` how , or why , had I been shown an unreleased roll of my life film '' ?Synonyms roll Related Terms film
12. roll [ v ] begin operating or running
Examples: "The cameras were rolling" "The presses are already rolling"
(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)
The water in Thor 's big swimming_pool had been covered with a blanket of thick , foamy soapsuds - fashioned , of_course , from ZING - Joyce had dived from the board into the pool , then swirled and cavorted in her luxurious `` bath '' while cameras rolled .Synonyms roll Related Terms go
13. roll [ v ] execute a roll, in tumbling
Examples: "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
(James D. Horan, The Shadow Catcher....)
Although my shot killed his horse , he rolled off the bale on top of me .Synonyms roll Related Terms tumble axial_motion
14. roll [ v ] shape by rolling
Examples: "roll a cigarette"
(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
They got tin cups of coffee from the big pot on the coosie 's fire , rolled and lighted brown paper cigarettes , lounged_about .Synonyms roll Related Terms shape coil
15. roll [ v ] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
Examples: "The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"
16. roll [ v ] move, rock, or sway from side to side
Examples: "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
17. roll [ v ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Examples: "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"
18. roll [ v ] pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/ "She rolls her r's".Synonyms roll Related Terms pronounce
19. roll [ v ] boil vigorously
Examples: "The liquid was seething" "The water rolled"
20. roll [ n ] the act of throwing diceSynonyms roll cast Related Terms throw natural craps
21. roll [ n ] a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)Synonyms pealing peal rolling roll Related Terms sound ring toll
22. roll [ n ] the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuouslySynonyms roll drum_roll paradiddle Related Terms sound
23. roll [ n ] a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitudeSynonyms roll Related Terms flight_maneuver barrel_roll snap_roll
24. roll [ v ] sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activitySynonyms pluck roll hustle Related Terms steal streetwalker
25. roll [ n ] small rounded bread either plain or sweetSynonyms roll bun 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. roll [ n ] a cylinder that revolvesSynonyms roll roller Related Terms cylinder garden_roller paint_roller sprocket trundle platen roller_blind
27. roll [ n ] anything rolled up in cylindrical formSynonyms roll Related Terms cylinder rouleau rouleau bolt
28. roll [ n ] a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
Examples: "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
29. roll [ v ] take the shape of a roll or cylinder
Examples: "the carpet rolled out" "Yarn rolls well"
30. roll [ v ] show certain properties when being rolled
Examples: "The carpet rolls unevenly" "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
31. roll [ n ] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circlesSynonyms whorl curl scroll curlicue ringlet gyre roll coil Related Terms round_shape corolla verticil calyx roll_out coil
32. roll [ n ] a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)Synonyms roll scroll Related Terms manuscript Dead_Sea_scrolls megillah torah scroll
33. roll [ n ] walking with a rolling gaitSynonyms roll Related Terms gait
34. Roll [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6019Synonyms Roll
35. roll [ n ] the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)Synonyms roll Related Terms propulsion bowling
Rhymes withroll role droll troll scroll stroll enroll patrol control payroll rock-and-roll self-control decontrol rock'n'roll petrol bankroll
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