Meaning of ROLL in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French roule, ~e, from Medieval Latin ~a, alteration of rotula, from Latin, diminutive of rota wheel; akin to Old High German rad wheel, Welsh rhod, Sanskrit ratha wagon Date: 13th century 1. a. a written document that may be ~ed up ; sc~ , a manuscript book, a list of names or related items ; catalog , an official list , muster ~ , a list of members of a school or class or of members of a legislative body, something that is ~ed up into a cylinder or ball or rounded as if ~ed , a quantity (as of fabric or paper) ~ed up to form a single package, a hairdo in which some or all of the hair is ~ed or curled up or under, any of various food preparations ~ed up for cooking or serving , a cylindrical twist of tobacco, a ~ of paper on which music for a player piano is recorded in perforations which actuate the keys, a flexible case (as of leather) in which aritcles may be ~ed and fastened by straps or clasps , g. paper money folded or ~ed into a wad, bank~ , something that performs a ~ing action or movement ; ~er , a wheel for making decorative lines on book covers, II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rouler, ~er, from roele wheel, rowel & roule ~ Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface, to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis, to cause to move in a circular manner , to form into a mass by turning over and over, to impel forward with an easy continuous motion, to cause to move in a given direction by or as if by turning a crank , 2. to put a wrapping around ; enfold , envelop , to wrap round on itself ; shape into a ball or ~ , to press, spread, or level with a ~er ; make smooth, even, or compact , 4. to move on ~ers or wheels , to cause to begin operating or moving , 5. to sound with a full reverberating tone , to make a continuous beating sound upon ; sound a ~ upon , to utter with a trill , to play (a chord) in arpeggio style, to combine so as to comprise one entity, to rob (a drunk, sleeping, or unconscious person) usually by going through the pockets, bowl 1, intransitive verb 1. to move along a surface by rotation without sliding, b. to turn over and over , to luxuriate in an abundant supply ; wallow , 2. to move onward or around as if by completing a revolution ; elapse , pass , to shift the gaze continually , to revolve on an axis, to move about ; roam , wander , 4. to go forward in an easy, gentle, or undulating manner , to flow in a continuous stream ; pour , to flow as part of a stream of words or sounds , to have an undulating contour , to lie extended ; stretch , 5. to travel in a vehicle , to become carried on a stream, to move on wheels, 6. to make a deep reverberating sound , trill , 7. to swing from side to side , to walk with a swinging gait ; sway , 8. to take the form of a cylinder or ball, to respond to ~ing in a specified way, 9. to get under way ; begin to move or operate, to move forward ; develop and maintain impetus , to execute a somersault, to run toward one flank usually parallel to the line of scrimmage especially before throwing a pass, III. noun Date: 1688 1. a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum, a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech, a heavy reverberatory sound , a ~ing movement or an action or process involving such movement , a swaying movement of the body, a side-to-side movement (as of a ship or train), c. a flight maneuver in which a complete revolution about the longitudinal axis of an airplane is made with the horizontal direction of flight being approximately maintained, the motion of an aircraft or spacecraft about its longitudinal axis, a somersault executed in contact with the ground

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