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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Roll  \Roll\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rolled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Rolling}.]  [OF.  roeler,  roler,  F.  rouler,  LL  rotulare,  fr 
  L.  royulus,  rotula,  a  little  wheel,  dim.  of  rota  wheel;  akin 
  to  G.  rad,  and  to  Skr.  ratha  car  chariot.  Cf  {Control}, 
  {Roll},  n.,  {Rotary}.] 
  1.  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;  as  to  roll  a 
  wheel,  a  ball,  or  a  barrel. 
 
  2.  To  wrap  round  on  itself  to  form  into  a  spherical  or 
  cylindrical  body  by  causing  to  turn  over  and  over  as  to 
  roll  a  sheet  of  paper;  to  roll  parchment;  to  roll  clay  or 
  putty  into  a  ball. 
 
  3.  To  bind  or  involve  by  winding,  as  in  a  bandage;  to  inwrap; 
  --  often  with  up  as  to  roll  up  a  parcel. 
 
  4.  To  drive  or  impel  forward  with  an  easy  motion,  as  of 
  rolling;  as  a  river  rolls  its  waters  to  the  ocean. 
 
  The  flood  of  Catholic  reaction  was  rolled  over 
  Europe.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  5.  To  utter  copiously,  esp.  with  sounding  words  to  utter 
  with  a  deep  sound;  --  often  with  forth,  or  out  as  to 
  roll  forth  some  one's  praises;  to  roll  out  sentences. 
 
  Who  roll'd  the  psalm  to  wintry  skies.  --Tennyson. 
 
  6.  To  press  or  level  with  a  roller;  to  spread  or  form  with  a 
  roll,  roller,  or  rollers;  as  to  roll  a  field;  to  roll 
  paste;  to  roll  steel  rails,  etc 
 
  7.  To  move  or  cause  to  be  moved  upon  or  by  means  of 
  rollers  or  small  wheels. 
 
  8.  To  beat  with  rapid,  continuous  strokes,  as  a  drum;  to 
  sound  a  roll  upon 
 
  9.  (Geom.)  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  suck  manner  that 
  at  every  instant  the  parts  that  have  been  in  contact  are 
  equal. 
 
  10.  To  turn  over  in  one's  mind;  to  revolve. 
 
  Full  oft  in  heart  he  rolleth  up  and  down  The  beauty 
  of  these  florins  new  and  bright.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Roll  \Roll\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  as  a  curved  object  may  along  a  surface  by 
  rotation  without  sliding;  to  revolve  upon  an  axis;  to  turn 
  over  and  over  as  a  ball  or  wheel  rolls  on  the  earth;  a 
  body  rolls  on  an  inclined  plane. 
 
  And  her  foot,  look  you  is  fixed  upon  a  spherical 
  stone,  which  rolls,  and  rolls,  and  rolls.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  move  on  wheels;  as  the  carriage  rolls  along  the 
  street.  ``The  rolling  chair.''  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  be  wound  or  formed  into  a  cylinder  or  ball;  as  the 
  cloth  rolls  unevenly;  the  snow  rolls  well 
 
  4.  To  fall  or  tumble;  --  with  over  as  a  stream  rolls  over  a 
  precipice. 
 
  5.  To  perform  a  periodical  revolution;  to  move  onward  as  with 
  a  revolution;  as  the  rolling  year;  ages  roll  away 
 
  6.  To  turn;  to  move  circularly. 
 
  And  his  red  eyeballs  roll  with  living  fire. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  To  move  as  waves  or  billows,  with  alternate  swell  and 
  depression. 
 
  What  different  sorrows  did  within  thee  roll. 
  --Prior. 
 
  8.  To  incline  first  to  one  side  then  to  the  other  to  rock; 
  as  there  is  a  great  difference  in  ships  about  rolling;  in 
  a  general  semse,  to  be  tossed  about 
 
  Twice  ten  tempestuous  nights  I  rolled.  --Pope. 
 
  9.  To  turn  over  or  from  side  to  side  while  lying  down  to 
  wallow;  as  a  horse  rolls. 
 
  10.  To  spread  under  a  roller  or  rolling-pin;  as  the  paste 
  rolls  well 
 
  11.  To  beat  a  drum  with  strokes  so  rapid  that  they  can 
  scarcely  be  distinguished  by  the  ear. 
 
  12.  To  make  a  loud  or  heavy  rumbling  noise;  as  the  thunder 
  rolls. 
 
  {To  roll  about},  to  gad  abroad.  [Obs.] 
 
  Man  shall  not  suffer  his  wife  go  roll  about 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Roll  \Roll\,  n.  [F.  r[^o]le  a  roll  (in  sense  3),  fr  L.  rotulus 
  ?  little  wheel,  LL.,  a  roll,  dim.  of  L.  rota  a  wheel.  See 
  {Roll},  v.,  and  cf  {R[^o]le},  {Rouleau},  {Roulette}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  rolling,  or  state  of  being  rolled;  as  the  roll 
  of  a  ball;  the  roll  of  waves. 
 
  2.  That  which  rolls;  a  roller.  Specifically: 
  a  A  heavy  cylinder  used  to  break  clods.  --Mortimer. 
  b  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. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  rolled  up  as  a  roll  of  fat,  of  wool, 
  paper,  cloth,  etc  Specifically: 
  a  A  document  written  on  a  piece  of  parchment,  paper,  or 
  other  materials  which  may  be  rolled  up  a  scroll. 
 
  Busy  angels  spread  The  lasting  roll,  recording 
  what  we  say  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  roll 
  n  1:  a  complete  turn;  "the  plane  made  three  rotations  before  it 
  crashed"  [syn:  {rotation},  {revolution},  {gyration}] 
  2:  a  list  of  names  "his  name  was  struck  off  the  rolls"  [syn:  {roster}] 
  3:  a  long  heavy  sea  wave  as  it  advances  towards  the  shore  [syn: 
  {roller},  {rolling  wave}] 
  4:  a  roll  of  photographic  film 
  5:  a  round  shape  formed  by  a  series  of  concentric  circles  [syn: 
  {coil},  {whorl},  {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}] 
  7:  small  rounded  bread  either  plain  or  sweet  [syn:  {bun}] 
  8:  a  deep  prolonged  sound  (as  of  thunder)  [syn:  {peal},  {pealing}, 
  {rolling}] 
  9:  the  sound  of  a  drum  (especially  a  snare  drum)  beaten  rapidly 
  and  continuously  [syn:  {paradiddle},  {drum  roll}] 
  10:  a  document  that  can  be  rolled  up  (as  for  storage)  [syn:  {scroll}] 
  11:  a  cylinder  that  revolves  [syn:  {roller}] 
  12:  the  act  of  throwing  dice  [syn:  {cast}] 
  13:  walking  with  a  rolling  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) 
  v  1:  to  rotate  or  cause  to  rotate:  "The  child  rolled  down  the 
  hill";  "She  rolled  the  ball  her  eyes  at  his  words"  [syn: 
  {revolve},  {turn  over}] 
  2:  move  along  on  or  as  if  on  wheels  or  a  wheeled  vehicle  [syn: 
  {wheel}] 
  3:  occur  in  soft  rounded  shapes;  "The  hills  rolled  past"  [syn: 
  {undulate}] 
  4:  flatten  or  spread  with  a  roller;  "roll  out  the  paper"  [syn: 
  {roll  out}] 
  5:  emit,  produce,  or  utter  with  a  deep  prolonged  reverberating 
  sound;  "The  thunder  rolled";  "rolling  drums" 
  6:  wrap  around  move  around  [syn:  {wind},  {wrap}]  [ant:  {unwind}] 
  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 
  esp.  underhanded  activity  [syn:  {hustle},  {pluck}] 
  11:  pronounce  with  a  roll,  of  the  phoneme  /r/  "She  rolls  her 
  r's". 
  12:  boil  vigorously;  "The  liquid  was  seething"  [syn:  {seethe}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Roll,  AZ 
  Zip  code(s):  85347 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Roll 
  the  common  form  of  ancient  books.  The  Hebrew  word  rendered 
  roll"  or  volume"  is  _meghillah_,  found  in  Ezra  6:2;  Ps  40:7; 
  Jer.  36:2,  6,  23,  28,  29;  Ezek.  2:9;  3:1-3;  Zech.  5:1,  2. 
  Rolls"  (Chald.  pl  of  sephar,  corresponding  to  Heb.  sepher)  in 
  Ezra  6:1  is  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version  "archives."  In  the 
  New  Testament  the  word  volume"  (Heb.  10:7;  R.V.,  "roll")  occurs 
  as  the  rendering  of  the  Greek  kephalis,  meaning  the  head  or  top 
  of  the  stick  or  cylinder  on  which  the  manuscript  was  rolled,  and 
  hence  the  manuscript  itself  (See  {BOOK}.) 
 




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