Roll Definition

rōl
rolled, rolling, rolls
verb
rolled, rolling, rolls
To move by turning on an axis or over and over.
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A throw of dice.
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To move or be moved on wheels.
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To travel in a wheeled vehicle.
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To travel about; wander.
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noun
rolls
The act or an instance of rolling.
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Something that is, or looks as if, rolled up.
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A paper, parchment, etc. that is rolled up; scroll.
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A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
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A register; catalog.
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idiom
on a roll
  • Undergoing or experiencing sustained, even increasing good fortune or success:
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roll in the hay
  • Sexual intercourse.
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roll the bones
  • To cast dice, especially in craps.
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roll with the punches
  • To cope with and withstand adversity, especially by being flexible.
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a roll in the hay
  • sexual intercourse
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Other Word Forms of Roll

Noun

Singular:
roll
Plural:
rolls

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Roll

Origin of Roll

  • The verb is from Middle English rollen, from Old French roler, from Medieval Latin rotulare (“to roll", "revolve"), from Latin rotula (“a little wheel"), diminutive of rota (“a wheel").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English rollen from Old French roler from Vulgar Latin rotulāre from Latin rotula diminutive of rota wheel ret- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The noun is from Middle English rolle, from Old French rolle, from Medieval Latin rotulus (“a roll, list, catalogue, schedule, record, a paper or parchment rolled up").

    From Wiktionary

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