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roll·er 1

 (rō′lər)
n.
1. One that rolls or performs a rolling operation or activity.
2. Any of various cylindrical or spherical devices that roll or rotate, especially:
a. A small spokeless wheel, such as that of a roller skate or caster.
b. An elongated cylinder on which something, such as a window shade or towel, is wound.
c. A heavy revolving cylinder that is used to level, crush, or smooth.
d. Printing A cylinder, usually of hard rubber, used to ink the type before the paper is impressed.
e. A cylinder of wire mesh, foam rubber, or other material around which a strand of hair is wound to produce a soft curl or wave.
3. A long rolled bandage.
4. A heavy swelling wave that breaks on a coast.
5. A tumbler pigeon.

rol·ler 2

 (rō′lər)
n.
1. Any of various Eurasian, African, or Australian birds of the genera Coracias and Eurystomus, characteristically having bright blue wings, stocky bodies, and hooked bills. They are noted for their habit of rolling and twisting in flight, especially during display flights.
2. A breed of canary kept for its soft, trilling song.

[German, from rollen, to roll, burble; see rollmops.]

roller

(ˈrəʊlə)
n
1. (Tools) a cylinder having an absorbent surface and a handle, used for spreading paint
2. (Tools) Also called: garden roller a heavy cast-iron cylinder or pair of cylinders on an axle to which a handle is attached; used for flattening lawns
3. (Horticulture) Also called: garden roller a heavy cast-iron cylinder or pair of cylinders on an axle to which a handle is attached; used for flattening lawns
4. (Physical Geography) a long heavy wave of the sea, advancing towards the shore. Compare breaker2
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a hardened cylinder of precision-ground steel that forms one of the rolling components of a roller bearing or of a linked driving chain
6. (Mechanical Engineering) a cylinder fitted on pivots, used to enable heavy objects to be easily moved; castor
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a cylinder, usually of hard rubber, used to ink a forme or plate before impression
8. (Tools) printing a cylinder, usually of hard rubber, used to ink a forme or plate before impression
9. a cylindrical tube or barrel onto which material is rolled for transport or storage
10. any of various other cylindrical devices that rotate about a cylinder, used for any of various purposes
11. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a small cylinder, esp one that is heated, onto which a woman's hair may be rolled to make it curl
12. (Medicine) med a bandage consisting of a long strip of muslin or cheesecloth rolled tightly into a cylindrical form before application
13. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a band fastened around a horse's belly to keep a blanket in position
14. (Animals) any of various Old World birds of the family Coraciidae, such as Coracias garrulus (European roller), that have a blue, green, and brown plumage, a slightly hooked bill, and an erratic flight: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
15. (Breeds) (often capital) a variety of tumbler pigeon that performs characteristic backward somersaults in flight
16. (Breeds) a breed of canary that has a soft trilling song in which the notes are run together
17. a person or thing that rolls
18. (Professions) Austral a man who rolls and trims fleeces after shearing
19. (Agriculture) Austral a man who rolls and trims fleeces after shearing
20. (Automotive Engineering) short for roadroller, steamroller
21. (Broadcasting) short for roller caption

roll•er1

(ˈroʊ lər)

n.
1. one that rolls.
2. a cylinder, wheel, or caster on which something is rolled along.
3. a cylinder revolving on a fixed axis, esp. to aid the movement of something passed over or around it.
4. a cylinder on which something is rolled up: the roller of a window shade.
5. a hollow cylinder on which hair is rolled up for setting.
6. a cylinder for spreading, crushing, or flattening something.
7. a long, swelling wave.
[1375–1425]

roll•er2

(ˈroʊ lər)

n.
any of various medium-sized, often brightly colored Old World birds of the family Coraciidae, that tumble or roll over during display flights.
[1655–65; < German Roller, derivative of rollen to roll]
comber, breaker, roller - A long curving wave is a comber, a wave that curls over and dissolves into foam is a breaker, and a long wave moving steadily shoreward is a roller.
See also related terms for wave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roller - a grounder that rolls along the infieldroller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
ground ball, groundball, grounder, hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
2.roller - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shoreroller - a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
3.roller - a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)
caster, castor - a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
roller skate - a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
4.roller - a cylinder that revolves
garden roller - heavy cast-iron cylinder used to flatten lawns
paint roller - a roller that has an absorbent surface used for spreading paint
platen - the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
roller blind - a window shade that rolls up out of the way
sprocket - roller that has teeth on the rims to pull film or paper through
trundle - small wheel or roller
cylinder - a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
5.roller - a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl itroller - a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it; "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
6.roller - Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
Coracias garrulus, European roller - common European blue-and-green roller with a reddish-brown back
ground roller - Madagascan roller with terrestrial and crepuscular habits that feeds on e.g. insects and worms
7.roller - pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the groundroller - pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
Translations
أُسْطُوَانَةأسْطُوانَة لَف الشَّعْرمِدْحَلَهمَوْجَةٌ كَبيرَه
válečekvlnakolečkonatáčkaválec
tromlevalsecurlerdønningrulle
rulla
valjak
görgõhajcsavaróhosszú hullám
brimaldahárrúllahjól/sívalningur til aî velta e-u ákefli, valtari
ローラー
굴림대
vals
เครื่องบดถนน
trục lăn

roller

[ˈrəʊləʳ]
A. N
1. (Agr, Tech) → rodillo m; (= road-roller) → apisonadora f; (= caster) → ruedecilla f; (for hair) → rulo m
2. (= wave) → ola f grande
B. CPD roller bandage Nvenda f enrollada
roller blind N (Brit) → persiana f enrollable
roller coaster Nmontaña f rusa
roller skate Npatín m (de ruedas)
roller towel Ntoalla f de rodillo or sin fin
see also roller-skate, roller-skating

roller

[ˈrəʊlər] n
(gen)rouleau m
(for hair)bigoudi mroller blade roller-blade [ˈrəʊlərbleɪd] nroller m
a pair of roller-blades → une paire de rollersroller-blade [ˈrəʊlərbleɪd] vifaire du roller

roller

n
(for pressing, smoothing) → Rolle f; (= pastry roller)Nudelholz nt; (for lawn, road, Ind) → Walze f; (= paint roller)Rolle f
(for winding sth round) → Rolle f; (= hair roller)(Locken)wickler m; to put one’s hair in rollerssich (dat)die Haare aufdrehen or eindrehen; with her rollers inmit Lockenwicklern (im Haar)
(for moving things) → Rolle f; (log-shaped) → Rollklotz m
(= wave)Brecher m

roller

:
roller bandage
nRollbinde f
roller bearing
nRollenlager nt
roller blind
nSpringrollo nt
roller coaster
nAchterbahn f, → Berg-und-Tal-Bahn f; an emotional rollereine gefühlsmäßige Berg-und-Tal-Fahrt
roller skate
nRollschuh m
roller-skate
viRollschuh laufen; he rollerd down the streeter lief or fuhr mit seinen Rollschuhen die Straße entlang
roller-skater
nRollschuhläufer(in) m(f)
roller-skating
roller towel
nRollhandtuch nt

roller

[ˈrəʊləʳ] n
a. (gen) → rullo, cilindro; (in metallurgy) → laminatoio; (roadroller) → rullo compressore; (castor) → rotella; (for hair) → bigodino
b. (wave) → cavallone m

roll1

(rəul) noun
1. anything flat (eg a piece of paper, a carpet) rolled into the shape of a tube, wound round a tube etc. a roll of kitchen foil; a toilet-roll.
2. a small piece of baked bread dough, used eg for sandwiches. a cheese roll.
3. an act of rolling. Our dog loves a roll on the grass.
4. a ship's action of rocking from side to side. She said that the roll of the ship made her feel ill.
5. a long low sound. the roll of thunder.
6. a thick mass of flesh. I'd like to get rid of these rolls of fat round my waist.
7. a series of quick beats (on a drum).
verb
1. to move by turning over like a wheel or ball. The coin/pencil rolled under the table; He rolled the ball towards the puppy; The ball rolled away.
2. to move on wheels, rollers etc. The children rolled the cart up the hill, then let it roll back down again.
3. to form (a piece of paper, a carpet) into the shape of a tube by winding. to roll the carpet back.
4. (of a person or animal in a lying position) to turn over. The doctor rolled the patient (over) on to his side; The dog rolled on to its back.
5. to shape (clay etc) into a ball or cylinder by turning it about between the hands. He rolled the clay into a ball.
6. to cover with something by rolling. When the little girl's dress caught fire, they rolled her in a blanket.
7. to make (something) flat or flatter by rolling something heavy over it. to roll a lawn; to roll pastry (out).
8. (of a ship) to rock from side to side while travelling forwards. The storm made the ship roll.
9. to make a series of low sounds. The thunder rolled; The drums rolled.
10. to move (one's eyes) round in a circle to express fear, surprise etc.
11. to travel in a car etc. We were rolling along merrily when a tyre burst.
12. (of waves, rivers etc) to move gently and steadily. The waves rolled in to the shore.
13. (of time) to pass. Months rolled by.
ˈroller noun
1. any of a number of tube-shaped objects, or machines fitted with one or more such objects, for flattening, crushing, printing etc. a garden roller; a road-roller.
2. a small tube-shaped object on which hair is wound to curl it.
3. a small solid wheel or cylinder on which something can be rolled along.
4. a long large wave on the sea.
ˈrolling adjective
(of a landscape) having low hills and shallow valleys, without steep slopes.
ˈroller-skate noun
a skate with wheels instead of a blade. a pair of roller-skates.
verb
to move on roller-skates. You shouldn't roller-skate on the pavement.
ˈrolling-pin noun
a usually wooden roller for flattening out dough.
roll in verb
to come in or be got in large numbers or amounts. I'd like to own a chain store and watch the money rolling in.
roll up
1. to form into a roll. to roll up the carpet; He rolled up his sleeves.
2. to arrive. John rolled up ten minutes late.
3. (especially shouted to a crowd at a fair etc) to come near. Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the bearded lady!

roller

أُسْطُوَانَة váleček tromle Walze μπικουτί rodillo rulla rouleau valjak bigodino ローラー 굴림대 roller valse wałek rolo валик vals เครื่องบดถนน silindir trục lăn 滚筒
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Meg's eyes kept filling in spite of herself, Jo was obliged to hide her face in the kitchen roller more than once, ant the little girls wore a grave, troubled expression, as if sorrow was a new experience to them.
She raced all over town on one roller skate, often cheated at `keeps,' but was such a quick shot one couldn't catch her at it.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
It had an unusually large jack-towel on a roller inside the door, and he would wash his hands, and wipe them and dry them all over this towel, whenever he came in from a police-court or dismissed a client from his room.
Here she found a group of girls watching Agatha and Jane, who were dragging a roller over the grass.
In the centre of the room was a Roller and Blanchet "baby grand" piano in rosewood, but holding the potentialities of an orchestra in its narrow and sonorous cavity, and groaning beneath the weight of the chefs-d'oeuvre of Beethoven, Weber, Mozart, Haydn, Gretry, and Porpora.
She swung sideways on a roller, and gesticulated with her jib-boom from port to starboard.
He had a vast coil of cord efficient for the purpose, which worked on a roller fixed on the parapet of the tower.
If you want to make love to the eldest daughter, or get the old man to lend you the garden roller, or the mother to subscribe to the Society for the Suppression of Solo-Cornet Players in Theatrical Orchestras (it's a pity there isn't one, anyhow), you have to begin with the dog.
Up comes the bright sun, drawing everything up with it--the Wills and Sallys, the latent vapour in the earth, the drooping leaves and flowers, the birds and beasts and creeping things, the gardeners to sweep the dewy turf and unfold emerald velvet where the roller passes, the smoke of the great kitchen fire wreathing itself straight and high into the lightsome air.
He drew from the little case a square of plate glass, a little tube of thick ink, a rubber roller, and a few snowy white cards.
Go to the office very early tomorrow morning; here is the key of a small safe which is in my roller secretary; it shuts with a combination lock.