Definition of roll

"roll" in the noun sense

1. axial rotation, axial motion, roll

rotary motion of an object around its own axis

"wheels in axial rotation"

2. roll, roster

a list of names

"his name was struck off the rolls"

3. roller, roll, rolling wave

a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

4. roll

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

5. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll

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

6. bankroll, roll

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"

7. bun, roll

small rounded bread either plain or sweet

8. peal, pealing, roll, rolling

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

9. paradiddle, roll, drum roll

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

10. scroll, roll

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

11. roll

anything rolled up in cylindrical form

12. cast, roll

the act of throwing dice

13. roll

walking with a swaying gait

14. roll

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

15. roll, bowl

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

"roll" in the verb sense

1. roll, turn over

move by turning over or rotating

"The child rolled down the hill"

"turn over on your left side"

2. wheel, roll

move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

3. roll, undulate

occur in soft rounded shapes

"The hills rolled past"

4. roll out, roll

flatten or spread with a roller

"roll out the paper"

5. roll

emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound

"The thunder rolled"

"rolling drums"

6. wind, wrap, roll, twine

arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger"

"Twine the thread around the spool"

"She wrapped her arms around the child"

7. roll

begin operating or running

"The cameras were rolling"

"The presses are already rolling"

8. roll

shape by rolling

"roll a cigarette"

9. roll

execute a roll, in tumbling

"The gymnasts rolled and jumped"

10. hustle, pluck, roll

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

11. roll, undulate, flap, wave

move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

"The curtains undulated"

"the waves rolled towards the beach"

12. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond

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"

13. roll

move, rock, or sway from side to side

"The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

14. roll, revolve

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"

15. roll

pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/

"She rolls her r's"

16. seethe, roll

boil vigorously

"The liquid was seething"

"The water rolled"

17. roll

take the shape of a roll or cylinder

"the carpet rolled out"

"Yarn rolls well"

18. roll, roll up

show certain properties when being rolled

"The carpet rolls unevenly"

"dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

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Quotations for roll

One kindly deed may turn
The fountain of thy soul
To love's sweet day-star,
That shall over thee burn
Long as its currents roll. [ Holmes ]

Oh, may I with myself agree,
And never covet what I see.
Content me with an humble shade,
My passions tamed, my wishes laid;
For, while our wishes wildly roll.
We banish quiet from the soul.
It is thus the busy beat the air,
And misers gather wealth and care. [ Dyer ]

I am not in the roll of common men. [ William Shakespeare ]

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
The brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread.
And Glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead. [ Theodore O'Hara ]

Joy is the mainspring in the whole
Of endless Nature's calm rotation.
Joy moves the dazzling wheels that roll
In the great Time-piece of Creation. [ Schiller ]

One of those passing rainbow dreams.
Half light, half shade, which fancy's beams
Paint on the fleeting mists that roll,
In trance or slumber, round the soul! [ Moore ]

Rapt with zeal, pathetic, bold, and strong,
Roll'd the full tide of eloquence along. [ Falconer ]

Melt, and dispel, ye spectre doubts that roll
Cimmerian darkness over the parting soul. [ Campbell ]

The immortal mind, superior to his fate.
Amid the outrage of external things,
Firm as the solid base of this great world.
Rests on his own foundation. Blow, ye winds!
Ye waves! ye thunders! roll your tempests on!
Shake, ye old pillars of the marble sky!
Till at its orbs and all its worlds of fire
Be loosen'd from their seats; yet still serene,
The unconquer'd mind looks down upon the wreck;
And ever stronger as the storms advance,
Firm through the closing ruin holds his way,
When nature calls him to the destined goal. [ Akenside ]

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, - roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin - his control
Stops with the shore. [ Byron ]

Next, over his books his eyes began to roll,
In pleasing memory of all he stole.
How here he sipped, how there he plundered snug,
And sucked all over, like an industrious bug. [ Pope ]

O love, they die, in yon rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. [ Tennyson ]

He hath stole a roll out of the brewer's basket. [ Proverb ]

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. [ Pope ]

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last.
Shut thee from Heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor. [ Grover Cleveland ]

The belfries of all Christendom now roll along the unbroken song of peace on earth, good will to men! [ Longfellow ]

The curtains of Yesterday drop down, the curtains of Tomorrow roll up, but Yesterday and Tomorrow both are. [ Carlyle ]

Rising genius always shoots forth its rays from among clouds and vapors, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady and meridian lustre. [ Washington Irving ]

Make Hamilton Bamilton, make Douglas Puglas, make Percy Bercy, and Stanley Tanley, and where would be the long-resounding march and energy divine of the roll-call of the peerage? [ G. A. Sala ]

The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence and example, that roll away from him, and go beyond his ken in their perilous mission. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

If you tell your troubles to God, you put them into the grave; they will never rise again when you have committed them to Him. If you roll your burden anywhere else, it will roll back again like the stone of Sisyphus. [ Spurgeon ]

It is a mathematical demonstration, that these twenty-six letters admit of so many changes in their order, and make such a long roll of differently-ranged alphabets, not two of which are alike, that they could not all be exhausted though a million millions of writers should each write above a thousand alphabets a day for the space of a million millions of years. [ R. Bentley ]

roll in Scrabble®

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Scrabble® Letter Score: 4

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roll in Words With Friends™

The word roll is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 6

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Words within the letters of roll

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4 letter words in roll (1 word)

roll + 1 blank (3 words)

Words containing the sequence roll

Words with roll in them (232 words)


Word Growth involving roll

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Longer words containing roll

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checkroll checkrolls


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corolla corollarial corollarially

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rollick rollicks rollicksome rollicksomeness

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