Meaning of roll

Definition of roll

(noun) rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"
a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"
a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
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"
a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
anything rolled up in cylindrical form
the act of throwing dice
walking with a swaying gait
a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
(verb) move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
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"
move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
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"
pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

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