1. rotary motion of an object around its own axis
2. a list of names
- his name was struck off the rolls
Similar word(s): roster
3. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
Similar word(s): roller
4. photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
Definition categories: man–made, film
5. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Definition categories: shape
6. 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
Similar word(s): bankroll
7. small rounded bread either plain or sweet
Similar word(s): bun
8. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
9. the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
Similar word(s): paradiddle
10. a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
Similar word(s): scroll
11. anything rolled up in cylindrical form
Definition categories: man–made, cylinder
12. the act of throwing dice
Similar word(s): cast
13. walking with a swaying gait
14. a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
Definition categories: act
15. the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
Similar word(s): bowl
Sentences with roll as a noun:
- the roll of a ball
- Look at the roll of the waves.
- to pass rails through the rolls
- a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
- a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon
- Hear the roll of cannon.
- Hear the roll of thunder.
- Calculate the roll of that aircraft.
- Make your roll.
- Whoever gets the highest roll moves first.
- He is on a roll tonight.
1. move by turning over or rotating
- The child rolled down the hill
2. move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
- The President's convoy rolled past the crowds
Similar word(s): wheel
3. occur in soft rounded shapes
- The hills rolled past
Similar word(s): undulate
Definition categories: stative
4. flatten or spread with a roller
- roll out the paper
5. emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
- The thunder rolled
- rolling drums
6. arrange or or coil around
- roll your hair around your finger
7. begin operating or running
- The cameras were rolling
- The presses are already rolling
8. shape by rolling
- roll a cigarette
9. execute a roll, in tumbling
- The gymnasts rolled and jumped
10. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
11. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
- the waves rolled towards the beach
12. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
- They rolled from town to town
13. move, rock, or sway from side to side
- The ship rolled on the heavy seas
14. 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
Similar word(s): revolve
15. pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
- She rolls her r's
16. boil vigorously
- The water rolled
Similar word(s): seethe
17. take the shape of a roll or cylinder
- the carpet rolled out
- Yarn rolls well
18. show certain properties when being rolled
- The carpet rolls unevenly
- dried-out tobacco rolls badly
Definition categories: change
Sentences with roll as a verb:
- To roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
- To roll a sheet of paper; to roll clay or putty into a ball.
- To roll up the map for shipping.
- The cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
- This river will roll its waters to the ocean.
- To roll forth someone's praises; to roll out sentences.
- to roll a field;
- The pastry rolls well.
- I want to get there early; let's roll.
- OK guys, we're only down by two points. Let's roll!
- I was going to kick his ass, but he wasn't worth getting all worked up over; I don't roll like that.
- If you roll doubles, you get an extra turn.
- With two dice, you're more likely to roll seven than ten.
- the hills rolled on
- I'm gonna go and roll a new shaman tonight.
- The child will roll on the floor.
- The feds rolled him by giving him a free pass for most of what he'd done.
- He rolled on those guys after being in jail two days.
- The cameras are rolling.
- The years roll on.
- The thunder rolled and the lightning flashed.