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  3  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. 
  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 
  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]: 
  Rolling  \Roll"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Rotating  on  an  axis,  or  moving  along  a  surface  by 
  rotation;  turning  over  and  over  as  if  on  an  axis  or  a 
  pivot;  as  a  rolling  wheel  or  ball. 
  2.  Moving  on  wheels  or  rollers,  or  as  if  on  wheels  or 
  rollers;  as  a  rolling  chair. 
  3.  Having  gradual,  rounded  undulations  of  surface;  as  a 
  rolling  country;  rolling  land.  [U.S.] 
  {Rolling  bridge}.  See  the  Note  under  {Drawbridge}. 
  {Rolling  circle  of  a  paddle  wheel},  the  circle  described  by 
  the  point  whose  velocity  equals  the  velocity  of  the  ship. 
  --J.  Bourne. 
  {Rolling  fire}  (Mil.),  a  discharge  of  firearms  by  soldiers  in 
  line  in  quick  succession,  and  in  the  order  in  which  they 
  {Rolling  friction},  that  resistance  to  motion  experienced  by 
  one  body  rolling  upon  another  which  arises  from  the 
  roughness  or  other  quality  of  the  surfaces  in  contact 
  {Rolling  mill},  a  mill  furnished  with  heavy  rolls,  between 
  which  heated  metal  is  passed,  to  form  it  into  sheets, 
  rails,  etc 
  {Rolling  press}. 
  a  A  machine  for  calendering  cloth  by  pressure  between 
  revolving  rollers. 
  b  A  printing  press  with  a  roller,  used  in  copperplate 
  {Rolling  stock},  or  {Rolling  plant},  the  locomotives  and 
  vehicles  of  a  railway. 
  {Rolling  tackle}  (Naut.),  tackle  used  to  steady  the  yards 
  when  the  ship  rolls  heavily.  --R.  H.  Dana,  Jr 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  reverberation;  "a  resonant  voice";  "hear 
  the  rolling  thunder"  [syn:  {resonant},  {resonating},  {resounding}, 
  {reverberating},  {reverberative}] 
  2:  uttered  with  a  trill;  "she  used  rolling  r's  as  in  Spanish" 
  [syn:  {rolled},  {trilled}] 
  3:  moving  in  surges  and  billows  and  rolls;  "billowing  smoke 
  from  burning  houses";  "the  rolling  fog";  "the  rolling 
  sea";  "the  tumbling  water  of  the  rapids"  [syn:  {billowing}, 
  n  1:  a  deep  prolonged  sound  (as  of  thunder)  [syn:  {peal},  {pealing}, 
  2:  the  act  of  robbing  a  helpless  person;  "he  was  charged  with 
  rolling  drunks  in  the  park" 
  3:  propelling  something  on  wheels  [syn:  {wheeling}] 

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