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roll

[ rohl ]SEE DEFINITION OF roll

Synonyms for roll

  • cycle
  • gyration
  • reel
  • revolution
  • rotation
  • run
  • spin
  • trundling
  • turn
  • twirl
  • undulation
  • whirl
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Antonyms for roll

  • stagnation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROLL

The years roll on, the time of imprisonment is over, the man is free.

Roll in the white of egg and then in flour and sauté in butter.

Out of it he drew a roll of birch bark painted with juice of poke-berries.

We are letting this world progress and roll right on past us without a struggle.

All her share of the blarney of Ireland began to roll from the mellow tip of her tongue.

It may be feared that the letter met with the fate of Jeremiah's roll.

It is covered with Turkey red and has a roll cushion for his head.

Once I met Bowser on his way to his work, a roll of theatre-bills under his arm.

Make a fine paste, roll it out, and cut it into round cakes.

Roll it out thick, and line with it the bottom and sides of a deep dish.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "rolled-up piece of parchment or paper" (especially one inscribed with an official record), from Old French rolle "document, parchment scroll, decree" (12c.), from Medieval Latin rotulus "a roll of paper" (source also of Spanish rollo, Italian ruollo), from Latin rotula "small wheel," diminutive of rota "wheel" (see rotary).

Meaning "a register, list, catalogue" is from late 14c., common from c.1800. Meaning "dough which is rolled before baking" is first recorded mid-15c. Sense of "act of rolling" is from 1743. Meaning "quantity of material rolled up" is from late 14c.; meaning "quantity of paper money" is from 1846; sense of "quantity of (rolled) film" is from 1890. Meaning "act of sexual intercourse" is attested from 1942 (roll in the hay), from roll (v.). Dutch rol, German Rolle, Danish rulle, etc. are from French.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ROLL

accelerate

verbincrease speed, timing

archive

nouncollection, usually of records
  • annals
  • chronicles
  • clippings
  • documents
  • excerpts
  • extracts
  • files
  • papers
  • registers
  • roll
  • scrolls
  • writings
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