1. [ verb ] to rotate or cause to rotate
Synonyms: turn_over revolve

: "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
Synonyms: wheel

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

Related terms: travel bowl troll axial_motion wheeling
3. [ verb ] occur in soft rounded shapes
Synonyms: undulate

"The hills rolled past"

Related terms: coil
4. [ verb ] flatten or spread with a roller
Synonyms: roll_out

"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
Synonyms: roster

"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
Synonyms: axial_rotation axial_motion

"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
Synonyms: rolling_wave roller
Related terms: wave undulate
11. [ noun ] (photography) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
Related terms: film
12. [ verb ] begin operating or running

"The cameras were rolling" "The presses are already rolling"

Related terms: go
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"

Related terms: rock
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".
Related terms: pronounce
19. [ verb ] boil vigorously
Synonyms: seethe

"The liquid was seething" "The water rolled"

Related terms: churn
20. [ noun ] (games) the act of throwing dice
Synonyms: cast
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
Synonyms: drum_roll paradiddle
Related terms: sound
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
Synonyms: pluck hustle
Related terms: steal streetwalker
25. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) small rounded bread either plain or sweet
Synonyms: 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. [ noun ] a cylinder that revolves
Synonyms: roller
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.)
Synonyms: bankroll

"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"

Related terms: change_shape
30. [ verb ] show certain properties when being rolled
Synonyms: roll_up

"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)
Synonyms: scroll
Related terms: manuscript Dead_Sea_scrolls megillah torah scroll
33. [ noun ] walking with a rolling gait
Related terms: 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
Similar spelling:   Rollo