Related formsroll·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for rolling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- thin cake spread with jelly or the like and rolled up.
- a small cake of bread, originally and still often rolled or doubled on itself before baking.
- meat rolled up and cooked.
- a single, complete rotation of an airplane about the axis of the fuselage with little loss of altitude or change of direction.
- (of an aircraft or rocket) the act of rolling.
- the angular displacement caused by rolling.
- paper currency carried folded or rolled up: He took out an impressive roll and paid the check with a $100 bill.
- bankroll; funds: People were encouraged to shoot their rolls on mining speculation.
- a single cast of or turn at casting the dice.
- the total number of pips or points made by a single cast; score or point.
- to luxuriate in; abound in: rolling in money.
- to go to bed; retire: They would roll in later and later every night.
- to mix and average the cost of (a higher-priced commodity or item) with that of a cheaper one so as to increase the retail price.
- to add: Labor wants to roll in periodic increases with their wage demands.
- to arrive, especially in large numbers or quantity: When do my dividends start rolling in?
- to spread out or flatten: to roll out dough.
- Informal. to arise from bed; get up: It was nearly impossible to roll out on the first day back after vacation.
- Football. to execute a rollout.
- Informal. to introduce; unveil: a TV advertising campaign to roll out the new car.
- Business. to reinvest funds, especially a tax-free transfer of assets from one retirement plan to another.
- to overturn: The truck rolled over, and the driver hung by her seatbelt.
- to turn over: I rolled over in my sleep and nearly fell out of bed.
- to accumulate; collect: to roll up a large vote.
- to increase.
- to arrive in a conveyance: He rolled up to the front door in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
Origin of roll
Related formsroll·a·ble, adjectivere·roll, verbun·roll·a·ble, adjectivewell-rolled, adjective
Can be confusedrole roll
Examples from the Web for rolling
Mullins quotes Stewart from an interview with Rolling Stone.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the same house where Rolling Stone's Jackie says she was.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after Rolling Stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?
Imagine driving through the Scottish countryside, rolling through a vast landscape of green hills and cloudy skies.
This is a pope who has been rolling heads since he came to power in March 2013.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She sits and drinks in his words, she feels him rolling the heavy stones from off her heart.Yiddish Tales|Various
Not the great sea, but the current that was rolling toward the island grove.In The Boyhood of Lincoln|Hezekiah Butterworth
Next a rolling sound such as thunder makes a long way off filled the air.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
Suddenly, during a flash of lightning, one of these masses was seen crashing and rolling down the mountain towards the tarantass.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
The horse steps on a rolling stone; a wind in the branches makes a moan.Men, Women and Ghosts|Amy Lowell
British Dictionary definitions for rolling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for rolling (2 of 2)
- to expel from membership
- to debar (a solicitor) from practising, usually because of dishonesty
Word Origin for roll
Idioms and Phrases with rolling
In addition to the idioms beginning with roll
- roll around
- roll back
- roll in
- rolling stone
- roll in the aisles
- roll in the hay
- roll out
- roll over
- roll the bones
- roll up
- roll up one's sleeves
- roll with the punches
- easy as pie (rolling off a log)
- get rolling
- get the ball rolling
- heads will roll
- on a roll
- red carpet