• (n.) To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
  • (n.) To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or putty into a ball.
  • (n.) To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel.
  • (n.) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean.
  • (n.) To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences.
  • (n.) To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails, etc.
  • (n.) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
  • (n.) To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
  • (n.) To apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface) into successive contact with another, in suck manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
  • (n.) To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
  • (v. i.) To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inclined plane.
  • (v. i.) To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
  • (v. i.) To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
  • (v. i.) To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
  • (v. i.) To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
  • (v. i.) To turn; to move circularly.
  • (v. i.) To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
  • (v. i.) To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock; as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in a general semse, to be tossed about.
  • (v. i.) To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls.
  • (v. i.) To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well.
  • (v. i.) To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
  • (v. i.) To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls.
  • (v.) The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves.
  • (v.) That which rolls; a roller.
  • (v.) A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
  • (v.) One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls.
  • (v.) That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
  • (v.) A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
  • (v.) Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
  • (v.) A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
  • (v.) A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
  • (v.) A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
  • (v.) The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching.
  • (v.) A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder.
  • (v.) The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
  • (v.) Part; office; duty; role.

Compare roll with other words:

roll vs. toll

coll vs. roll

roll vs. wrap

loll vs. roll

goll vs. roll

moll vs. roll

roll vs. rolly

doll vs. roll

rill vs. roll

proll vs. roll

roil vs. roll

roll vs. woll

noll vs. roll

boll vs. roll

droll vs. roll

roll vs. trill

roll vs. turn

roll vs. rule

fourdrinier vs. roll

logroll vs. roll

roll vs. trindle

gest vs. roll

roll vs. walm

roll vs. wamble

marver vs. roll

roll vs. rouleau

roll vs. wind

coil vs. roll

loaf vs. roll

mobile vs. roll

flap vs. roll

biscuit vs. roll

raw vs. roll

knead vs. roll

roll vs. trochoid

crabbing vs. roll

roll vs. seel

copyhold vs. roll

chignon vs. roll

bankroll vs. roll

revolute vs. roll

loup vs. roll

roll vs. titubate

roll vs. terrier

involute vs. roll

ant vs. roll

hurtle vs. roll

roll vs. spool

roll vs. ruff

fold vs. roll

magdaleon vs. roll

collop vs. roll

roll vs. welter

goggle vs. roll

epicycle vs. roll

roll vs. ruffle

clew vs. roll

roll vs. unfurl

roll vs. unroll

epicycloid vs. roll

cycloid vs. roll

hypocycloid vs. roll

roll vs. trundle

bowling vs. roll

roll vs. rove

billow vs. roll

bread vs. roll

ban vs. roll

role vs. roll

roll vs. rollway

maki vs. roll

roll vs. wallow

roll vs. troll

roll vs. sliver

reel vs. roll

brace vs. roll

cracker vs. roll

barm vs. roll

enroll vs. roll

roll vs. scroll

document vs. roll

roll vs. roller

roll vs. rollable

film vs. roll

act vs. roll

roll vs. rolling

dice vs. roll

roll vs. vigor

compete vs. roll

journey vs. roll

leave vs. roll

roll vs. tumble

pack vs. roll

bun vs. roll

cob vs. roll

canon vs. roll

roll vs. yaw

roll vs. wheel

pitch vs. roll

roll vs. throw

roll vs. thunder

bore vs. roll

olive vs. roll

bank vs. roll

rock vs. roll