Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface;
rolla wheel, a ball, or a barrel
To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over;
rolla sheet of paper; to
rollclay or putty into a ball.
To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; – often with up;
rollup a parcel
To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling;
as, a river.
rollsits waters to the ocean
The flood of Catholic reaction was
J. A. Symonds.
To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; – often with forth, or out;
rollforth some one’s praises; to
roll'dthe psalm to wintry skies.
To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers;
rolla field; to
rollsteel rails, etc.
To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
To apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface) into successive contact with another, in suck manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
Full oft in heart he
The beauty of these florins new and bright.
rollethup and down
The beauty of these florins new and bright.
To roll one's self,
To roll the eye,
to direct its axis hither and thither in quick succession.–
To roll one's r's,
to utter the letter r with a trill.
To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over;
as, a ball or wheel
rollson the earth; a body
rollson an inclined plane.
And her foot, look you, is fixed upon a spherical stone, which
To move on wheels;“The rolling chair.”
as, the carriage.
rollsalong the street
To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball;
as, the cloth
rollsunevenly; the snow
To fall or tumble; – with over;
as, a stream.
rollsover a precipice
To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution;
To turn; to move circularly.
And his red eyeballs
rollwith living fire.
To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
What different sorrows did within thee
To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock;
as, there is a great difference in ships about; in a general semse, to be tossed about.
Twice ten tempestuous nights I
To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow;
as, a horse.
To spread under a roller or rolling-pin;
as, the paste.
To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise;
as, the thunder.
To roll about,
to gad abroad.
Man shall not suffer his wife go
The act of rolling, or state of being rolled;
rollof a ball; the
That which rolls; a roller.Specifically:
A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill;
as, to pass rails through the.
That which is rolled up;Specifically:
rollof fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
Busy angels spread
roll, recording what we say.
Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
rollsof Parliament, the entry of the petitions, answers, and transactions in Parliament, are extant.
Sir M. Hale.
rolland list of that army doth remain.
Sir J. Davies.
A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form;
rollof carpeting; a
A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching.
A heavy, reverberatory sound;
roll ofcannon, or of thunder
The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
Part; office; duty; role.
a prolonged roll of the drums, as the signal of an attack by the enemy, and for the troops to arrange themselves in line.–
Master of the rolls.
the act, or the time, of calling over a list names, as among soldiers.–
Rolls of court,
the parchments or rolls on which the acts and proceedings of that body are engrossed by the proper officer, and which constitute the records of such public body.–
To call the roll,
to call off or recite a list or roll of names of persons belonging to an organization, in order to ascertain who are present or to obtain responses from those present.
Syn. – List; schedule; catalogue; register; inventory. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To move by turning on the surface, or with a circular motion in which all parts of the surface are successively applied to a plane; as, to roll a barrel or puncheon; to roll a stone or ball. Sisyphus was condemned to roll a stone to the top of a hill, which, when he had done so, rolled down again, and thus his punishment was eternal.
2.To revolve; to turn on its axis; as, to roll a wheel or a planet.
3.To move in a circular direction.
To dress, to troll the tongue and roll the eye.
4.To wrap round on itself; to form into a circular or cylindrical body; as, to roll a piece of cloth; to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll tobacco.
5.To enwrap; to bind or involve in a bandage or the like.
6.To form by rolling into round masses.
7.To drive or impel any body with a circular motion, or to drive forward with violence or in a stream. The ocean rolls its billows to the shore. A river rolls its water to the ocean.
8.To spread with a roller or rolling pin; as, to roll paste.
9.To produce a periodical revolution.
Heav'n shone and roll'd her motions.
10.To press or level with a roller; as, to roll a field.
To roll one's self, to wallow. Mic. 1.
1.To move by turning on the surface, or with the successive application of all parts of the surface to a plane; as, a ball or a wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inclined plane.
2.To move, turn or run on an axis; as a wheel. [In this sense, revolve is more generally used.
3.To run on wheels.
And to the rolling chair is bound.
4.To revolve; to perform a periodical revolution; as the rolling year. Ages roll away.
5.To turn; to move circularly.
And his red eyeballs roll with living fire.
6.To float in rough water; to be tossed about.
Twice ten tempestuous nights I roll'd -
7.To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swells and depressions. Waves roll on waves.
8.To fluctuate; to move tumultuously.
What diff'rent sorrows did within thee roll.
9.To be moved with violence; to be hurled.
Down they fell by thousands, angel on archangel roll'd.
10.To be formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls well.
11.To spread under a roller or rolling pin. The paste rolls well.
12.To wallow; to tumble; as, a horse rolls.
13.To rock or move from side; as, a ship rolls in a calm.
14.To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
1.The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as the roll of a ball.
2.The thing rolling.
3.A mass made round; something like a ball or cylinder; as a roll of fat; a roll of wool.
4.A roller; a cylinder of wood, iron or stone; as a roll to break clods.
5.A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as a roll of woolen or satin; a roll of lace.
6.A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
7.An official writing; a list; a register; a catalogue; as a muster-roll; a court roll.
8.The beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
9.Rolls of court, of parliament, or of any public body, are the parchments on which are engrossed, by the proper officer, the acts and proceedings of that body, and which being kept in rolls, constitute the records of such public body.
10.In antiquity, a volume; a book consisting of leaf, bark, paper, skin or other material on which the ancients wrote, and which being kept rolled or folded, was called in Latin volume, from volvo, to roll. Hence.
11.A chronicle; history; annals.
Nor names more noble graced the rolls of fame.
12.Part; office; that is, round of duty, like turn. Obs.