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Meaning of roll

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in
           axial rotation" [syn: {axial rotation}, {axial motion},
      2: a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls" [syn:
         {roll}, {roster}]
      3: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore [syn:
         {roller}, {roll}, {rolling wave}]
      4: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it
         from light
      5: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as
         formed by leaves or flower petals) [syn: {coil}, {whorl},
         {roll}, {curl}, {curlicue}, {ringlet}, {gyre}, {scroll}]
      6: 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" [syn: {bankroll}, {roll}]
      7: small rounded bread either plain or sweet [syn: {bun},
      8: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) [syn:
         {peal}, {pealing}, {roll}, {rolling}]
      9: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly
         and continuously [syn: {paradiddle}, {roll}, {drum roll}]
      10: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) [syn:
          {scroll}, {roll}]
      11: anything rolled up in cylindrical form
      12: the act of throwing dice [syn: {cast}, {roll}]
      13: walking with a swaying gait
      14: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal
          axis without changing direction or losing altitude
      15: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling) [syn:
          {roll}, {bowl}]
      v 1: move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down
           the hill"; "turn over on your left side" [syn: {roll},
           {turn over}]
      2: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The
         President's convoy rolled past the crowds" [syn: {wheel},
      3: occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past" [syn:
         {roll}, {undulate}]
      4: flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper" [syn:
         {roll out}, {roll}]
      5: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating
         sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
      6: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your
         finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped
         her arms around the child" [syn: {wind}, {wrap}, {roll},
         {twine}] [ant: {unroll}, {unwind}, {wind off}]
      7: begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The
         presses are already rolling"
      8: shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"
      9: execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
      10: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and
          especially underhanded activity [syn: {hustle}, {pluck},
      11: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;
          "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the
          beach" [syn: {roll}, {undulate}, {flap}, {wave}]
      12: 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" [syn: {roll},
          {wander}, {swan}, {stray}, {tramp}, {roam}, {cast},
          {ramble}, {rove}, {range}, {drift}, {vagabond}]
      13: move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on
          the heavy seas"
      14: 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" [syn: {roll}, {revolve}]
      15: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her
      16: boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water
          rolled" [syn: {seethe}, {roll}]
      17: take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled
          out"; "Yarn rolls well"
      18: show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls
          unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly" [syn: {roll},
          {roll up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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