1: rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation" [syn: axial rotation, axial motion]
2: a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls" [syn: roster]
3: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore [syn: roller, rolling wave]
4: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
5: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn: coil, whorl, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll]
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" [syn: bankroll]
7: small rounded bread either plain or sweet [syn: bun]
8: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) [syn: peal, pealing, rolling]
9: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously [syn: paradiddle, drum roll]
10: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) [syn: scroll]
11: anything rolled up in cylindrical form
12: the act of throwing dice [syn: cast]
13: walking with a rolling gait
14: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
15: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
1: move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side" [syn: turn over]
2: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds" [syn: wheel]
3: occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past" [syn: undulate]
4: flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper" [syn: roll out]
5: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
6: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wind, wrap, twine] [ant: unwind]
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 [syn: hustle, pluck]
11: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" [syn: undulate, flap, wave]
12: 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" [syn: wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond]
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" [syn: revolve]
15: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
16: boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled" [syn: 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" [syn: roll up]
Adjacent words: Rolando's fissure | role | role model | role player | roleplay | roleplaying | Rolf | roll | roll around | roll call | roll down | roll film | roll in | roll in the hay | roll of tobacco | roll off