Roll Roll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rolling}.] [OF. roeler, roler, F. rouler, LL. rotulare, fr. L. royulus, rotula, a little wheel, dim. of rota wheel; akin to G. rad, and to Skr. ratha car, chariot. Cf. {Control}, {Roll}, n., {Rotary}.] 1. 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; as, to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel. [1913 Webster]

2. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or putty into a ball. [1913 Webster]

3. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel. [1913 Webster]

4. To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean. [1913 Webster]

The flood of Catholic reaction was rolled over Europe. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

5. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences. [1913 Webster]

Who roll'd the psalm to wintry skies. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

6. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels. [1913 Webster]

8. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon. [1913 Webster]

9. (Geom.) 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. [1913 Webster]

10. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve. [1913 Webster]

Full oft in heart he rolleth up and down The beauty of these florins new and bright. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{To roll one's self}, to wallow.

{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. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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