Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun roll

15 senses of roll

Sense 1
axial rotation, axial motion, roll -- (rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation")
       => rotation, revolution, gyration -- (a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year")

Sense 2
roll, roster -- (a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls")
       => list, listing -- (a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics))

Sense 3
roller, roll, rolling wave -- (a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore)
       => wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))

Sense 4
roll -- (photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light)
       => film, photographic film -- (photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies)

Sense 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))
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 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")
       => funds, finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resource -- (assets in the form of money)

Sense 7
bun, roll -- (small rounded bread either plain or sweet)
       => bread, breadstuff, staff of life -- (food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked)

Sense 8
peal, pealing, roll, rolling -- (a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells))
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 9
paradiddle, roll, drum roll -- (the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 10
scroll, roll -- (a document that can be rolled up (as for storage))
       => manuscript, holograph -- (handwritten book or document)

Sense 11
roll -- (anything rolled up in cylindrical form)
       => cylinder -- (a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases))

Sense 12
cast, roll -- (the act of throwing dice)
       => throw -- (casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice")

Sense 13
roll -- (walking with a swaying gait)
       => gait -- (a person's manner of walking)

Sense 14
roll -- (a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude)
       => flight maneuver, airplane maneuver -- (a maneuver executed by an aircraft)

Sense 15
roll, bowl -- (the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling))
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb roll

18 senses of roll

Sense 1
roll, turn over -- (move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")
          Phrasal Verb-> roll down#1; roll over#1

Sense 2
wheel, roll -- (move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
roll, undulate -- (occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past")

Sense 4
roll out, roll -- (flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper")
       => flatten -- (make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises")

Sense 5
roll -- (emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> roll up#6

Sense 7
roll -- (begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling")
       => function, work, operate, go, run -- (perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore")

Sense 8
roll -- (shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 9
roll -- (execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped")
       => tumble -- (do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully)

Sense 10
hustle, pluck, roll -- (sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 13
roll -- (move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas")
       => rock, sway, shake -- (move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet")

Sense 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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 15
roll -- (pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's")
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Sense 16
seethe, roll -- (boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled")
       => churn, boil, moil, roil -- (be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm")

Sense 17
roll -- (take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 18
roll, roll up -- (show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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