Synonyms of roll


1. axial rotation, axial motion, roll, rotation, revolution, gyration

usage: rotary motion of an object around its own axis; "wheels in axial rotation"

2. roll, roster, list, listing

usage: a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls"

3. roller, roll, rolling wave, wave, moving ridge

usage: a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

4. roll, film, photographic film

usage: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

5. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, round shape

usage: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

6. bankroll, roll, funds, finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resource

usage: 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"

7. bun, roll, bread, breadstuff, staff of life

usage: small rounded bread either plain or sweet

8. peal, pealing, roll, rolling, sound

usage: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)

9. paradiddle, roll, drum roll, sound

usage: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

10. scroll, roll, manuscript, holograph

usage: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

11. roll, cylinder

usage: anything rolled up in cylindrical form

12. cast, roll, throw

usage: the act of throwing dice

13. roll, gait

usage: walking with a swaying gait

14. roll, flight maneuver, airplane maneuver

usage: a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude

15. roll, bowl, propulsion, actuation

usage: the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)


1. roll, turn over, turn

usage: move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"

2. wheel, roll, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

3. roll, undulate

usage: occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"

4. roll out, roll, flatten

usage: flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"

5. roll, sound, go

usage: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; "The thunder rolled"; "rolling drums"

6. wind, wrap, roll, twine, move, displace

usage: arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

7. roll, function, work, operate, go, run

usage: begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"

8. roll, shape, form

usage: shape by rolling; "roll a cigarette"

9. roll, tumble

usage: execute a roll, in tumbling; "The gymnasts rolled and jumped"

10. hustle, pluck, roll, steal

usage: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

11. roll, undulate, flap, wave, move

usage: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

12. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

13. roll, rock, sway, shake

usage: move, rock, or sway from side to side; "The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

14. roll, revolve, move, displace

usage: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"

15. roll, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

usage: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"

16. seethe, roll, churn, boil, moil, roil

usage: boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"

17. roll, change shape, change form, deform

usage: take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"

18. roll, roll up, change

usage: show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

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Definition and meaning of roll (Dictionary)