Complete Definition of "roll"

English

Pronunciation
Received Pronunciation|RP: IPA|/rÉÊl/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
w:General American|GenAm?: AHD|rÅl, IPA|/roÊl/, SAMPA|/roUl/
audio|en-us-roll.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophones
role

Verb
en-verb

  1. ergative 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.

#:roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel

  1. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over.

#:roll a sheet of paper
#:
roll clay or putty into a ball''

  1. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; often with up

#:roll up a parcel

  1. ergative To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling.

#:a river rolls its waters to the ocean

  1. ergative To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out.

#:roll forth someone's praises
#:roll out sentences

  1. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers.

#:roll a field
#:roll paste
#:roll steel rails

  1. ergative To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
  2. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
  3. geometry 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 such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
  4. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
  5. (US slang) A manner of behaving or a way of doing certain things; a general disposition toward a situation.

#:I was going to kick his ass, but he wasn't worth getting all worked up over, I don't roll like that.
#:2006, Times Herald-Record, Tuesday, November 21, by Chris McKenna?. At 1.
#::"This is how we roll in Spring Valley," one teen reportedly boasted.

  1. transitive or intransitive To throw dice.
  2. transitive To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total.

#:If you roll doubles, you get an extra turn.
#:With two dice, you're more likely to roll seven than ten.

  1. To turn over and over.

#:The child rolled on the floor.

  1. To tumble in gymnastics.
  2. nautical when a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.

Derived terms

roller
roll-over
roll over
roll up
let's roll

Translations
trans-top|to cause to revolve
Afrikaans: rol, draai
Arabic: ARchar|دحرج IPAchar|(dáħraja)
Breton: ruilhal
Chinese: 滾å, æ»å¨ (gÇndòng)
Dutch: rollen
Finnish: pyörittää, kierittää
French: faire rouler
German: rollen
Hebrew: ××××× (legalgel)
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤®à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾
trans-mid
Hungarian: guríta
Italian: far rotolare, far girare (wheels)
Japanese: 転ãã (korogaru), 転ãã (korogasu)
Korean: (intransitive) êµ¬ë¥´ë¤ (gureuda), (transitive) êµ´ë¦¬ë¤ (gullida)
Portuguese: rolar, girar
Russian: каÑиÑÑ (katítâ)
Spanish: rodar, rodear
Swedish: rulla
Vietnamese: lÄn
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trans-top|to wrap round on itself
Afrikaans: rol, oprol
Breton: punañ
Dutch: oprollen, rollen
Finnish: pyörittää, rullata
French: rouler
German: aufrollen; (wool) aufwickeln
Hebrew: ××××× (legalgel)
Hindi: लपà¥à¤à¤¨à¤¾
Italian: arrotolare (cylindrical shapes, strings), accartocciare (paper), formare una palla di#Italian|di (clay), rullare (cigarettes)
trans-mid
Japanese: å·»ãä¸ãã (makiagaru), 丸ã¾ã (marumaru)
Korean: ê°ë¤ (gamda), ë§ë¤ (malda)
Portuguese: circular
Russian: ÑвÑÑÑÑваÑÑ (svjórtyvatâ), ÑкаÑÑваÑÑ (skátyvatâ)
Spanish: enroscar
Swedish: rulla, rulla ihop
Vietnamese: cuá»n, cuá»n
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trans-top|to bind or involve by winding
Afrikaans: toedraai
Breton: pakañ
Dutch: oprollen
Finnish: kääriä, kietoa, sitoa
Italian: impacchettare (parcels, packages), involtolare, avvolgere
Japanese: å·»ã (maku)
trans-mid
Korean: ê°ë¤ (gamda), ê°ì¸ë¤ (gamssada)
Portuguese: rolar
Russian: завÑÑÑÑваÑÑ (zavjórtyvatâ)
Spanish: envolver, embrollar
Swedish: rulla, rulla upp
Vietnamese: quấn
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trans-top|to drive or impel forward with an easy motion
Breton: ruilhal
Dutch: rollen
German: rollen
Hindi: लà¥à¤¢à¤¼à¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾
Italian: spingere
trans-mid
Russian: каÑиÑÑ (katítâ)
Spanish: rodar
Swedish: rulla
Vietnamese: Äẩy, cuá»n
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trans-top|to utter copiously
Finnish: latoa, hokea
trans-mid
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trans-top|to press or level with a roller
Afrikaans: rol
Breton: rollañ
Dutch: walsen, pletwalsen
Finnish: tasoittaa, levittää, kaulita (dough)
trans-mid
German: walzen; (dough) ausrollen
Russian: каÑаÑÑ (katátâ), ÑаÑкаÑÑваÑÑ (raskátyvatâ)
Spanish: allanar
Swedish: valsa; (dough) kavla, kavla ut
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trans-top|to move, or cause to be moved, upon rollers or small wheels
Afrikaans: rol, stoot
Finnish: rullata
German: rollen
trans-mid
Russian: каÑиÑÑ (katítâ)
Spanish: rodar
Swedish: rulla
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trans-top|to beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum
Dutch: roffelen
Finnish: takoa
German: wirbeln
Hindi: बà¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾
trans-mid
Italian:far rullare
Spanish: redoblar
Swedish: virvla
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trans-top|geometry: to apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping
Afrikaans: rol
Breton: ruilhal
French: rouler
trans-mid
Spanish: rodar
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trans-top|to turn over in one's mind
Afrikaans: draai om
Breton: magañ soñjoù
Finnish: pohtia, vatvoa
trans-mid
Spanish: reflexionar, reflejar (reflect)
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trans-top|US slang: a manner of behaving or a way of doing certain things
German: laufen
trans-mid
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled.

#:the roll of a ball
#:the roll of waves

  1. That which rolls; a roller
  2. Specifically, a heavy cylinder used to break clods.
  3. Specifically, 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.
  4. That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
  5. Specifically, a document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
  6. Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
  7. Specifically, a quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
  8. Specifically, A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
  9. A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
  10. nautical 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.
  11. A heavy, reverberatory sound.

#:the roll of cannon
#:the roll of thunder

  1. The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
  2. obsolete Part; office; duty; rôle.
  3. A measure of parchments, containing five dozen.

#:Quotations
#:*1882: Parchement is sold by the dozen, and by the roll of five dozens. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 594.

  1. the rotation angle about the longitudinal axis

#: the roll of an aircraft

  1. The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice.

#: Make your roll.
#: Whoever gets the highest roll moves first.

  1. nautical The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.

Derived terms
<!--terms derived from the NOUN-->
bread roll
enrol, enroll
roll cage
roll call
sausage roll

Translations
trans-top|the act of rolling
Dutch: rol
German: das Rollen (intrans.); (a cigarette, etc) das Drehen; (steel bars, etc) das Walzen
Hebrew: ××××× (gilgool) m
French: roulement m
Italian: rotolare
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤®à¤¨à¤¾
trans-mid
Spanish: ruedo m, rodeo m
Swedish: rullande n, rullning c
Vietnamese: sá»± lÄn, viá»c lÄn (act of causing to revolve); sá»± cuá»n, viá»c cuá»n, sá»± cuá»n, viá»c cuá»n (act of wrapping round on itself); sá»± quấn, viá»c quấn (act of binding or involving by winding); sá»± Äẩy, viá»c Äẩy, sá»± cuá»n, viá»c cuá»n (act of driving or impelling forward with an easy motion)
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trans-top|that which rolls; a roller
Dutch: rol
Finnish: rulla, kaulin (for dough)
French: roue f
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤²à¤¾, लà¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ à¤à¤¾ बà¥à¤²à¤¨
trans-mid
Spanish: rodeador m, rodeadora f
Swedish: rulle c, kavle c (for dough)
Vietnamese: Äá» cuá»n
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trans-top|a heavy cylinder used to break clods
Dutch: wals, pletwals
Finnish: jyrä
Hindi: लà¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ à¤à¤¾ बà¥à¤²à¤¨
trans-mid

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trans-top|one of a set of revolving cylinders between which metal is pressed
Dutch: wals
Finnish: valssi
German: die Walze
Italian: rullo
Hindi: बà¥à¤²à¤¨
trans-mid
Spanish: rodillo m
Swedish: vals c
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trans-top|that which is rolled up
Dutch: rol
German: (paper, etc) die Rolle; (banknotes) das Bündel; (fabric) der Ballen; (butter) das Röllchen
Italian: arrotolato
Hindi: लपà¥à¤à¤¾
trans-mid
Russian: ÑвÑÑÑок (svjórtok) m, ÑÑлон (rulón) m
Spanish: rosca f, rollo m
Swedish: rulle c
Vietnamese: cuá»n, cuá»n
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trans-top|a scroll
Czech: svitek m
Dutch: rol, boekrol
Finnish: käärö
Hebrew: ××××× (megila) f
Hindi: नामावलà¥
Japanese: å·»å­æ¬ (kanshihon)
trans-mid
Russian: ÑвиÑок (svítok) m
Spanish: rollo m
Swedish: bokrulle c
Vietnamese: cuá»n, cuá»n, quyá»n
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trans-top|an official or public document
Dutch: rol, register, lijst, naamlijst
German: die Liste, das Register, die Namensliste
Hindi: सà¥à¤à¥
trans-mid
Russian: ведомоÑÑÑ (védomostâ) f, ÑееÑÑÑ (reéstr) m
Spanish: registro m
Swedish: förteckning c, lista c, register n, rullor p
Vietnamese: vÄn kiá»n, tài liá»u, há» sÆ¡, danh sách, danh mục
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trans-top|quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form
Dutch: rol
Hindi: लपà¥à¤à¤¾
trans-mid
Russian: ÑÑлон (rulón) m
Spanish: rollo m
Rulle: rulle c, tygrulle c
Vietnamese: cuá»n
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trans-top|a cylindrical twist of tobacco
Dutch: rol
Italian: rullare "V. trans."
Hindi: तमà¥à¤¬à¤¾à¤à¥ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¥à¤²à¤¾
Spanish: rollo m
trans-mid
Vietnamese: cuá»n
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trans-top|shortened raised biscuit or bread
Dutch: broodje
French: petit pain m
German: das Brötchen; der Semmel, die Schrippe
Hindi: à¤à¤ पà¥à¤°à¤à¤¾à¤° à¤à¥ रà¥à¤à¥
Italian: panino m
trans-mid
Japanese: ã­ã¼ã«ãã³ (rÅrupan)
Russian: бÑлка (búlka) f, бÑлоÑка (búloÄka) f
Spanish: rosca f
Swedish: bulle c, kuvertbröd n, småfranska c
Vietnamese: Ỡ(bánh mì)
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trans-top|oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side
Dutch: geslinger
trans-mid
German: das Rollen, das Schlingern
Russian: каÑка (káÄka) f
Spanish: balanceo m
Swedish: böljande n, böljning c
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trans-top|a heavy, reverberatory sound
Dutch: dreun, gedreun, gerommel
Finnish: jyrinä, jyminä
Italian: tonfo m
trans-mid
German: das Rollen, das Grollen
Russian: ÑаÑÐºÐ°Ñ (raskát) m, also plural ÑаÑкаÑÑ (raskáty)
Spanish: retumbo m
Swedish: mullrande n, dundrande n
Vietnamese: tiếng sấm
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trans-top|the uniform beating of a drum
Dutch: roffel, geroffel
Finnish: pärinä
trans-mid
German: (sound) der Wirbel; (activity) das Wirbeln
Italian: rullo "di tamburi"
Russian: баÑабаннÑй бой (barabánnyj boj) m
Spanish: redoble m, redoblamiento m, redobladura f
Swedish: virvel c
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trans-top|part; office; duty
Dutch: rol
trans-mid
Vietnamese: chức vụ, vai
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trans-top|a measure of parchments
Vietnamese: cuá»n, cuá»n
trans-mid
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to be checked
ttbc|Maori: takai, rÅra, rÄrangi ingoa, mÄorooro

See also
Rolls

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English ergative verbs
Category:Foods


Swedish

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-roll.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-r-c|2=rolle
roll c

  1. role

Derived terms
huvudroll
huvudrollsinnehavare
karaktärsroll
könsroll
rollfördelning
rollista
rollspel
spela ingen roll
titelroll
yrkesroll

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