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Definition of "roll" []

  • To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel or be moved on wheels or rollers: rolled down the sidewalk on their scooters. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel around; wander: roll from town to town. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel or be carried in a vehicle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be carried on a stream: The logs rolled down the cascading river. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or cause to move along by turning over and over (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To move or cause to move along on wheels or rollers (verb)
  • To flow or cause to flow onwards in an undulating movement (verb)
  • (of animals, etc) to turn onto the back and kick (verb)
  • To extend in undulations (verb)
  • To move or occur in cycles (verb)
  • (of a planet, the moon, etc) to revolve in an orbit (verb)
  • To pass or elapse (verb)
  • To rotate or cause to rotate wholly or partially (verb)
  • To curl, cause to curl, or admit of being curled, so as to form a ball, tube, or cylinder; coil (verb)
  • To make or form by shaping into a ball, tube, or cylinder (verb)
  • To spread or cause to spread out flat or smooth under or as if under a roller (verb)
  • To emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound (verb)
  • To trill or cause to be trilled (verb)
  • (of a vessel, aircraft, rocket, etc) to turn from side to side around the longitudinal axis (verb)
  • To cause (an aircraft) to execute a roll or (of an aircraft) to execute a roll (sense 40) (verb)
  • To walk with a swaying gait, as when drunk; sway (verb)
  • (of an animal, esp a dog) to lie on its back and wriggle while kicking its legs in the air, without moving along (verb)
  • To wallow or envelop oneself (in) (verb)
  • To apply ink to (type, etc) with a roller or rollers (verb)
  • To throw (dice) (verb)
  • To operate or begin to operate (verb)
  • To make progress; move or go ahead (verb)
  • To rob (a helpless person, such as someone drunk or asleep) (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse or foreplay with (a person) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of rolling (noun)
  • Anything rolled up in a cylindrical form (noun)
  • An official list or register, esp of names (noun)
  • A rounded mass (noun)
  • A strip of material, esp leather, fitted with pockets or pouches for holding tools, toilet articles, needles and thread, etc (noun)
  • A cylinder used to flatten something; roller (noun)
  • A small loaf of bread for one person: eaten plain, with butter, or as a light meal when filled with meat, cheese, etc (noun)
  • A flat pastry or cake rolled up with a meat (sausage roll), jam (jam roll), or other filling (noun)
  • A swell, ripple, or undulation on a surface (noun)
  • A swaying, rolling, or unsteady movement or gait (noun)
  • A deep prolonged reverberating sound (noun)
  • A rhythmic cadenced flow of words (noun)
  • A trilling sound; trill (noun)
  • A very rapid beating of the sticks on a drum (noun)
  • A flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes one complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without loss of height or change in direction (noun)
  • The angular displacement of a vessel, rocket, missile, etc, caused by rolling (noun)
  • A throw of dice (noun)
  • A bookbinder's tool having a brass wheel, used to impress a line or repeated pattern on the cover of a book (noun)
  • An act of sexual intercourse or petting (esp in the phrase a roll in the hay) (noun)
  • An amount of money, esp a wad of paper money (noun)

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Use "roll" in a sentence
  • "In the expressions, The man walks -- The boy plays -- Thunders roll --- Warriors fight -- you perceive that the words _walks, plays, roll_, and _fight_, are _active verbs; _ and you cannot be at a loss to know, that the nouns _man, boy, thunders_, and"
  • "Crispy salmon skin roll is good but I feel like it needs more substance, nevertheless the crunchiness and fattiness of it is amazing."
  • "Some of those interviews included that Red Skull would be the main villain in the movie, The Invaders plan to appear and that Johnston is looking at 6 actors currently for the title roll we reported this here."