English dictionary definition of:

roll


Noun

  • rotary motion of an object around its own axis
  • a list of names
  • a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
  • photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
  • 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.)
  • small rounded bread either plain or sweet
  • 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
  • move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
  • occur in soft rounded shapes
  • flatten or spread with a roller
  • emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
  • arrange or or coil around
  • begin operating or running
  • shape by rolling
  • execute a roll, in tumbling
  • 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
  • move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • move, rock, or sway from side to side
  • cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
  • pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
  • boil vigorously
  • take the shape of a roll or cylinder
  • show certain properties when being rolled

Thesaurus

bankroll   bowl   bun   cast   coil   curl   curlicue   drift   flap   gyre   hustle   paradiddle   peal   pealing   pluck   ramble   range   revolve   ringlet   roam   roller   rolling   roster   rove   scroll   seethe   stray   swan   tramp   twine   undulate   vagabond   wander   wave   wheel   whorl   wind   wrap  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list old and oll words and learn about the word roll in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

Scrabble score for roll


Scrabble score = 4

generated at 14:01:31 on 13-02-20

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