Dictionary Results for roll


1. roll - noun

· rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"

Synonym(s): axial_rotation, axial_motion

Hypernym(s): rotation, revolution, gyration




2. roll - noun

· a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"

Synonym(s): roster

Hypernym(s): list, listing




3. roll - noun

· a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

Synonym(s): roller, rolling_wave

Hypernym(s): wave, moving_ridge




4. roll - noun

· photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

Hypernym(s): film, photographic_film




5. roll - noun

· a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

Synonym(s): coil, whorl, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll

Hypernym(s): round_shape




6. roll - 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"

Synonym(s): bankroll

Hypernym(s): funds, finances, monetary_resource, cash_in_hand, pecuniary_resource




7. roll - noun

· small rounded bread either plain or sweet

Synonym(s): bun

Hypernym(s): bread, breadstuff, staff_of_life




8. roll - noun

· a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

Synonym(s): peal, pealing, rolling

Hypernym(s): sound




9. roll - noun

· the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

Synonym(s): paradiddle, drum_roll

Hypernym(s): sound




10. roll - noun

· a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

Synonym(s): scroll

Hypernym(s): manuscript, holograph




11. roll - noun

· anything rolled up in cylindrical form

Hypernym(s): cylinder




12. roll - noun

· the act of throwing dice

Synonym(s): cast

Hypernym(s): throw




13. roll - noun

· walking with a swaying gait

Hypernym(s): gait




14. roll - noun

· a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude

Hypernym(s): flight_maneuver, airplane_maneuver




15. roll - noun

· the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

Synonym(s): bowl

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




16. roll - verb

· move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"

Synonym(s): turn_over

Hypernym(s): turn




17. roll - verb

· move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

Synonym(s): wheel

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




18. roll - verb

· occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"

Synonym(s): undulate




19. roll - verb

· flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"

Synonym(s): roll_out

Hypernym(s): flatten




20. roll - verb

· emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"

Hypernym(s): sound, go




21. roll - verb

· arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

Synonym(s): wind, wrap, twine

Hypernym(s): move, displace




22. roll - verb

· begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"

Hypernym(s): function, work, operate, go, run




23. roll - verb

· shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"

Hypernym(s): shape, form




24. roll - verb

· execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"

Hypernym(s): tumble




25. roll - verb

· sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

Synonym(s): hustle, pluck

Hypernym(s): steal, rip_off, rip




26. roll - verb

· move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

Synonym(s): undulate, flap, wave

Hypernym(s): move




27. roll - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




28. roll - verb

· move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

Hypernym(s): rock, sway, shake




29. roll - verb

· 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(s): revolve

Hypernym(s): move, displace




30. roll - verb

· pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"

Hypernym(s): pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound_out, enunciate, say




31. roll - verb

· boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"

Synonym(s): seethe

Hypernym(s): churn, boil, moil, roil




32. roll - verb

· take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform




33. roll - verb

· show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

Synonym(s): roll_up

Hypernym(s): change





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