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Overview of noun roll

The noun roll has 15 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (2) axial rotation, axial motion, roll

(rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation")

2. (2) roll, roster

(a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls")

3. (1) roller, roll, rolling wave

(a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore)

4. (1) 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))


Overview of verb roll

The verb roll has 18 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (22) roll, turn over

(move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side")

2. (10) wheel, roll

(move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds")

3. (7) roll, undulate

(occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past")

4. (6) roll out, roll

(flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper")

5. (2) roll

(emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums")

6. (2) 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. (1) roll

(begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling")

8. (1) roll

(shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette")

9. (1) 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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