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Definition 1: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude - [noun denoting act]

(roll is a kind of ...) a maneuver executed by an aircraft

(... is a kind of roll ) a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course

(... is a kind of roll ) a fast roll

Definition 2: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is part of roll) the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

Definition 3: the act of throwing dice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

(... is a kind of roll ) (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

(... is part of roll) a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice

Definition 4: walking with a swaying gait - [noun denoting act]

(roll is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 5: anything rolled up in cylindrical form - [noun denoting artifact]

(roll is a kind of ...) a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)

(... is a kind of roll ) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

(... is a kind of roll ) a roll of coins wrapped in paper

(... is a kind of roll ) a roll of ribbon

Definition 6: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light - [noun denoting artifact]

(roll is a kind of ...) photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies

Definition 7: a list of names - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his name was struck off the rolls

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

(... is a kind of roll ) (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat

"the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"

(... is a kind of roll ) a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster

(... is a kind of roll ) a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company

(... is a kind of roll ) a list of the members of church

(... is a kind of roll ) a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties

(... is a kind of roll ) a roster of those waiting to obtain something

Definition 8: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) handwritten book or document

(... is a kind of roll ) (Judaism) the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther; traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate Purim

(... is a kind of roll ) (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services

(... is an instance of roll) (Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s

"the Dead Sea Scrolls provide information about Judaism and the Bible around the time of Jesus"

Definition 9: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 10: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 11: rotary motion of an object around its own axis - [noun denoting event]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wheels in axial rotation

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) an indolent or clumsy rolling about

"a good wallow in the water"

Definition 12: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 13: small rounded bread either plain or sweet - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

(... is a kind of roll ) any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze

(... is a kind of roll ) yeast-raised roll flavored with onion

(... is a kind of roll ) yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan

(... is a kind of roll ) yeast-raised dinner roll made by folding a disk of dough before baking

(... is a kind of roll ) rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center

(... is a kind of roll ) yeast-raised roll with a soft crust

(... is a kind of roll ) yeast-raised roll with a hard crust

(... is a kind of roll ) very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

(... is a kind of roll ) a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet

(... is a kind of roll ) a round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty

(... is a kind of roll ) a long bun shaped to hold a frankfurter

(... is a kind of roll ) sweetened buns to be eaten with tea

(... is a kind of roll ) (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust

Definition 14: a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) assets in the form of money

(roll belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 15: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of roll ) (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth

"we cultivate the flower for its corolla"

(... is a kind of roll ) (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

(... is a kind of roll ) a whorl of leaves growing around a stem

Definition 16: execute a roll, in tumbling - [verb of body]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gymnasts rolled and jumped

(roll is a kind of ...) do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

Definition 17: take the shape of a roll or cylinder - [verb of change]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the carpet rolled out
  • Yarn rolls well

(roll is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

Definition 18: show certain properties when being rolled - [verb of change]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The carpet rolls unevenly
  • dried-out tobacco rolls badly

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) form a cylinder by rolling

"roll up a banner"

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) form into a cylinder by rolling

"Roll up the cloth"

Definition 19: boil vigorously - [verb of change]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liquid was seething
  • The water rolled

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) be agitated

"the sea was churning in the storm"

Definition 20: shape by rolling - [verb of change]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roll a cigarette

(roll is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 21: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/ - [verb of communication]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She rolls her r's

(roll is a kind of ...) 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?"

Definition 22: arrange or or coil around - [verb of contact]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roll your hair around your finger
  • Twine the thread around the spool
  • She wrapped her arms around the child

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) wind onto a spool or a reel

(... is a kind of roll ) wind onto or off a reel

(... is a kind of roll ) form into a ball by winding or rolling

"ball wool"

(... is a kind of roll ) roll into a ball

(... is a kind of roll ) wind around something in coils or loops

Definition 23: begin operating or running - [verb of contact]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cameras were rolling
  • The presses are already rolling

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 24: flatten or spread with a roller - [verb of contact]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roll out the paper

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) make flat or flatter

"flatten a road" "flatten your stomach with these exercises"

(... is a kind of roll ) roll steel ingots

(... is a kind of roll ) roll out (metal) with a rolling machine

Definition 25: move by turning over or rotating - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child rolled down the hill
  • turn over on your left side

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) roll around the rim of

"the ball rimmed the basket"

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 26: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President's convoy rolled past the crowds

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) roll (a ball)

(... is a kind of roll ) cause to move round and round

"The child trolled her hoop"

Definition 27: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) wander aimlessly

(... is a kind of roll ) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 28: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The curtains undulated
  • the waves rolled towards the beach

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of roll ) flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides

"the sails luffed"

Definition 29: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She rolled the ball
  • They rolled their eyes at his words

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of roll ) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

(roll has a similar meaning as ...) move by turning over or rotating

"The child rolled down the hill" "turn over on your left side"

Definition 30: move, rock, or sway from side to side - [verb of motion]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship rolled on the heavy seas

(roll is a kind of ...) move back and forth or sideways

"the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

Definition 31: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thunder rolled
  • rolling drums

(roll is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 32: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

(roll is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 33: occur in soft rounded shapes - [verb of stative]

Samples where roll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hills rolled past

Synonyms for roll in the sense of this definition

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