What is roll?

  • (noun): The sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously.
    Synonyms: paradiddle, drum roll
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on roll, rolls:

USNS Shughart (T-AKR-295)
... She is a 'roll-on roll-off' non-combat United States Navy designated a "Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off" (LMSR) ship ...
Flatbed Editor - Process - Synching
... The editor loads one picture roll onto a film plate and its corresponding Mag roll onto a sound plate ... The editor repeats the process on the Mag roll to find the frame with the clap sound ... Once found, they mark the frame on both rolls as the sync point, and switch the flatbed to Interlock mode ...
... First and foremost, Versamats were designed for short roll/single photo developing ... Many places, however, have used it for long roll film it can handle film up to approx ... With long rolls, however, there are a lot of problems because the film passes over many rollers ...
Roll With It (Oasis Song) - Track Listing
... CD "Roll with It" - 400 "It's Better People" - 359 "Rockin' Chair" - 436 "Live Forever" (Live at Glastonbury '95) - 440 "Live Forever" was recorded live at the Glastonbury Festival on 23 June. 7" "Roll with It" - 400 "It's Better People" - 359 12" "Roll with It" - 400 "It's Better People" - 359 "Rockin' Chair" - 436 Cassette "Roll with It" - 400 "It's Better People" - 359 Australian CD "Roll ...
Roll - Other Uses
... Bread roll Roll (Mega Man) Rolls Razor, a safety razor and washing machine manufacturer Roll call, the calling of people's names from a list Roll cloud Rolls (restaurant chain), a fast food ...

More definitions of "roll":

  • (verb): Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle.
    Synonyms: wheel
  • (verb): Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.
    Synonyms: undulate, flap, wave
  • (noun): Walking with a rolling gait.
  • (noun): A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
    Synonyms: scroll
  • (verb): Boil vigorously.
    Synonyms: seethe
  • (verb): Take the shape of a roll or cylinder.
    Example: "The carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
  • (verb): Cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis.
    Synonyms: revolve
  • (noun): A long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore.
    Synonyms: roller, rolling wave
  • (verb): Pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/.
    Example: "She rolls her r's"
  • (verb): Shape by rolling.
    Example: "Roll a cigarette"
  • (verb): Flatten or spread with a roller.
    Example: "Roll out the paper"
    Synonyms: roll out
  • (noun): Small rounded bread either plain or sweet.
    Synonyms: bun
  • (verb): Emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound.
    Example: "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"
  • (verb): Wrap or coil around.
    Example: "Roll your hair around your finger"
    Synonyms: wind, wrap, twine
  • (verb): Show certain properties when being rolled.
    Synonyms: roll up
  • (noun): The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
  • (noun): A roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.).
    Example: "He shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
    Synonyms: bankroll
  • (verb): Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
    Synonyms: hustle, pluck
  • (verb): Execute a roll, in tumbling.
    Example: "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"
  • (noun): Anything rolled up in cylindrical form.
  • (verb): Move by turning over or rotating.
    Synonyms: turn over
  • (verb): Begin operating or running.
    Example: "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
  • (noun): A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells).
    Synonyms: peal, pealing, rolling
  • (noun): A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
  • (verb): Occur in soft rounded shapes.
    Synonyms: undulate
  • (verb): Move, rock, or sway from side to side.
    Example: "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"
  • (noun): The act of throwing dice.
    Synonyms: cast
  • (noun): A list of names.
    Synonyms: roster
  • (noun): Photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light.

Famous quotes containing the word roll:

    Three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll on Saturdays.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
    Through pathless realms of Space
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    The mode of clearing and planting is to fell the trees, and burn once what will burn, then cut them up into suitable lengths, roll into heaps, and burn again; then, with a hoe, plant potatoes where you can come at the ground between the stumps and charred logs; for a first crop the ashes suffice for manure, and no hoeing being necessary the first year. In the fall, cut, roll, and burn again, and so on, till the land is cleared; and soon it is ready for grain, and to be laid down.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)