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English noun: roll

1. roll (event) rotary motion of an object around its own axis


SamplesWheels in axial rotation.


Synonymsaxial motion, axial rotation


Broader (hypernym)gyration, revolution, rotation


Narrower (hyponym)wallow

2. roll (communication) a list of names


SamplesHis name was struck off the rolls.


Synonymsroster


Broader (hypernym)list, listing


Narrower (hyponym)batting order, card, church roll, death-roll, lineup, muster roll, rota, waiting list

3. roll (event) a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore


Synonymsroller, rolling wave


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

4. roll (artifact) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light


Broader (hypernym)film, photographic film

5. roll (shape) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)


Synonymscoil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, scroll, whorl


Broader (hypernym)round shape


Narrower (hyponym)calyx, corolla, verticil

6. roll (possession) a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)


SamplesHe shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag.


Synonymsbankroll


Broader (hypernym)cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource


Domain categorybusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

7. roll (food) small rounded bread either plain or sweet


Synonymsbun


Broader (hypernym)bread, breadstuff, staff of life


Narrower (hyponym)bagel, beigel, brioche, clover-leaf roll, coffee roll, crescent roll, croissant, frankfurter bun, hamburger bun, hamburger roll, hard roll, hotdog bun, kaiser roll, onion roll, Parker House roll, soft roll, sweet roll, tea bread, Vienna roll

8. roll (event) a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)


Synonymspeal, pealing, rolling


Broader (hypernym)sound

9. roll (event) the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously


Synonymsdrum roll, paradiddle


Broader (hypernym)sound

10. roll (communication) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)


Synonymsscroll


Broader (hypernym)holograph, manuscript


Narrower (hyponym)Megillah, Torah


Instance hyponymDead Sea scrolls

11. roll (artifact) anything rolled up in cylindrical form


Broader (hypernym)cylinder


Narrower (hyponym)bolt, rouleau, rouleau

12. roll (act) the act of throwing dice


Synonymscast


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)natural


Part meronymcraps

13. roll (act) walking with a swaying gait


Broader (hypernym)gait

14. roll (act) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude


Broader (hypernym)airplane maneuver, flight maneuver


Narrower (hyponym)barrel roll, snap roll

15. roll (act) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)


Synonymsbowl


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Part meronymbowling


English verb: roll

1. roll (motion) move by turning over or rotating


SamplesThe child rolled down the hill.
Turn over on your left side.


ExamplesThese balls roll easily


Synonymsturn over


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)rim


Verb grouprevolve, roll

2. roll (motion) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle


SamplesThe President's convoy rolled past the crowds.


ExamplesThese cars won't roll


Synonymswheel


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)bowl, troll

3. roll (stative) occur in soft rounded shapes


SamplesThe hills rolled past.


Synonymsundulate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

4. roll (contact) flatten or spread with a roller


SamplesRoll out the paper.


Synonymsroll out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flatten


Narrower (hyponym)cog, mill

5. roll (perception) emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound


SamplesThe thunder rolled.
Rolling drums.


ExamplesCars roll in the streets , The streets roll with cars


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

6. roll (contact) arrange or or coil around


SamplesRoll your hair around your finger.
Twine the thread around the spool.
She wrapped her arms around the child.


ExamplesThey roll the wire around the stick, The wires roll around the stick


Synonymstwine, wind, wrap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)ball, clew, clue, coil, curl, loop, reel, spool


Antonymsunroll, unwind, wind off

7. roll (contact) begin operating or running


SamplesThe cameras were rolling.
The presses are already rolling.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)function, go, operate, run, work

8. roll (change) shape by rolling


SamplesRoll a cigarette.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

9. roll (body) execute a roll, in tumbling


SamplesThe gymnasts rolled and jumped.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)tumble

10. roll (possession) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity


Synonymshustle, pluck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

11. roll (motion) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion


SamplesThe curtains undulated.
The waves rolled towards the beach.


Synonymsflap, undulate, wave


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)luff

12. roll (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscast, drift, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

13. roll (motion) move, rock, or sway from side to side


SamplesThe ship rolled on the heavy seas.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)rock, shake, sway

14. roll (motion) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis


SamplesShe rolled the ball.
They rolled their eyes at his words.


Synonymsrevolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)transit


Verb grouproll, turn over

15. roll (communication) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/


SamplesShe rolls her r's.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

16. roll (change) boil vigorously


SamplesThe liquid was seething.
The water rolled.


ExamplesThe water rolls


Synonymsseethe


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)boil, churn, moil, roil

17. roll (change) take the shape of a roll or cylinder


SamplesThe carpet rolled out.
Yarn rolls well.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

18. roll (change) show certain properties when being rolled


SamplesThe carpet rolls unevenly.
Dried-out tobacco rolls badly.


Synonymsroll up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupfurl, roll up, roll up, wrap up









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