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'roll' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'roll'
1. rotary motion of an object around its own axis
2. a list of names
his name was struck off the rolls
3. a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
4. photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
5. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
6. 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. small rounded bread either plain or sweet
8. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
9. the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
10. a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
11. anything rolled up in cylindrical form
12. the act of throwing dice
13. walking with a swaying gait
14. a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
15. the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

'roll' - used as a verb
16. move by turning over or rotating
The child rolled down the hill
17. move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
The President's convoy rolled past the crowds
18. occur in soft rounded shapes
The hills rolled past
19. flatten or spread with a roller
roll out the paper
20. emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
The thunder rolled
rolling drums
21. wrap or coil around
roll your hair around your finger
22. begin operating or running
The cameras were rolling
The presses are already rolling
23. shape by rolling
roll a cigarette
24. execute a roll, in tumbling
The gymnasts rolled and jumped
25. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
26. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
the waves rolled towards the beach
27. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
They rolled from town to town
28. move, rock, or sway from side to side
The ship rolled on the heavy seas
29. 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
30. pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
She rolls her r's
31. boil vigorously
The water rolled
32. take the shape of a roll or cylinder
the carpet rolled out
Yarn rolls well
33. show certain properties when being rolled
The carpet rolls unevenly
dried-out tobacco rolls badly

derived forms
1. Roll / Plural
rolls
2. Roll / Past
rolled
3. Roll / Third Person
rolls
4. Roll / Present Participle
rolling
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Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer."