Synonyms for roll

Synonyms for (noun) roll

Synonyms: roll, bowl

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

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: roll

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

Similar words: flight maneuver, airplane maneuver

Definition: a maneuver executed by an aircraft


Synonyms: roll

Definition: walking with a swaying gait

Similar words: gait

Definition: a person's manner of walking


Synonyms: roll, cast

Definition: the act of throwing dice

Similar words: throw

Definition: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

Usage: he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice


Synonyms: roll

Definition: anything rolled up in cylindrical form

Similar words: cylinder

Definition: a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)


Synonyms: roll

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

Similar words: film, photographic film

Definition: photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies


Synonyms: roll, scroll

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

Similar words: holograph, manuscript

Definition: handwritten book or document


Synonyms: roll, roster

Definition: a list of names

Usage: his name was struck off the rolls

Similar words: list, listing

Definition: a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)


Synonyms: roll, roller, rolling wave

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

Similar words: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)


Synonyms: paradiddle, roll, drum roll

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

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: peal, pealing, roll, rolling

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

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: roll, axial motion, axial rotation

Definition: rotary motion of an object around its own axis

Usage: wheels in axial rotation

Similar words: rotation, revolution, gyration

Definition: a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

Usage: the plane made three rotations before it crashed; the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year


Synonyms: bun, roll

Definition: small rounded bread either plain or sweet

Similar words: staff of life, bread, breadstuff

Definition: food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked


Synonyms: bankroll, roll

Definition: a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)

Usage: he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag

Similar words: monetary resource, pecuniary resource, finances, funds, cash in hand

Definition: assets in the form of money


Synonyms: curl, curlicue, coil, gyre, whorl, ringlet, scroll, roll

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

Similar words: round shape

Definition: a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

Synonyms for (verb) roll

Synonyms: roll

Definition: execute a roll, in tumbling

Usage: The gymnasts rolled and jumped

Similar words: tumble

Definition: do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully


Synonyms: roll, roll up

Definition: show certain properties when being rolled

Usage: The carpet rolls unevenly; dried-out tobacco rolls badly

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: roll

Definition: take the shape of a roll or cylinder

Usage: the carpet rolled out; Yarn rolls well

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: roll

Definition: shape by rolling

Usage: roll a cigarette

Similar words: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character


Synonyms: roll, seethe

Definition: boil vigorously

Usage: The liquid was seething; The water rolled

Similar words: churn, boil, moil, roil

Definition: be agitated

Usage: the sea was churning in the storm


Synonyms: roll

Definition: pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/

Usage: She rolls her r's

Similar words: pronounce, say, sound out, enounce, enunciate, articulate

Definition: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Usage: She pronounces French words in a funny way; I cannot say `zip wire'; Can the child sound out this complicated word?


Synonyms: roll, roll out

Definition: flatten or spread with a roller

Usage: roll out the paper

Similar words: flatten

Definition: make flat or flatter

Usage: flatten a road; flatten your stomach with these exercises


Synonyms: wind, wrap, twine, roll

Definition: arrange or or coil around

Usage: roll your hair around your finger; Twine the thread around the spool; She wrapped her arms around the child

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: roll

Definition: begin operating or running

Usage: The cameras were rolling; The presses are already rolling

Similar words: operate, run, work, go, function

Definition: perform as expected when applied

Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore


Synonyms: turn over, roll

Definition: move by turning over or rotating

Usage: The child rolled down the hill; turn over on your left side

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs


Synonyms: revolve, roll

Definition: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

Usage: She rolled the ball; They rolled their eyes at his words

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: roll

Definition: move, rock, or sway from side to side

Usage: The ship rolled on the heavy seas

Similar words: sway, rock, shake

Definition: move back and forth or sideways

Usage: the ship was rocking; the tall building swayed; She rocked back and forth on her feet


Synonyms: tramp, swan, stray, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Usage: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: roll, wheel

Definition: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

Usage: The President's convoy rolled past the crowds

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: undulate, flap, roll, wave

Definition: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

Usage: The curtains undulated; the waves rolled towards the beach

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: roll

Definition: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound

Usage: The thunder rolled; rolling drums

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: pluck, hustle, roll

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

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation