Definitions for: Rolling

[n] propelling something on wheels
[n] the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
[n] a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
[adj] moving in surges and billows and rolls; "billowing smoke from burning houses"; "the rolling fog"; "the rolling sea"; "the tumbling water of the rapids"
[adj] uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
[adj] characterized by reverberation; "a resonant voice"; "hear the rolling thunder"

Webster (1913) Definition: Roll"ing, a.
1. Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by
rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a
pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball.

2. Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or
rollers; as, a rolling chair.

3. Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a
rolling country; rolling land. [U.S.]

Rolling bridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.

Rolling circle of a paddle wheel, the circle described by
the point whose velocity equals the velocity of the ship.
--J. Bourne.

Rolling fire (Mil.), a discharge of firearms by soldiers in
line, in quick succession, and in the order in which they

Rolling friction, that resistance to motion experienced by
one body rolling upon another which arises from the
roughness or other quality of the surfaces in contact.

Rolling mill, a mill furnished with heavy rolls, between
which heated metal is passed, to form it into sheets,
rails, etc.

Rolling press.
(a) A machine for calendering cloth by pressure between
revolving rollers.
(b) A printing press with a roller, used in copperplate

Rolling stock, or Rolling plant, the locomotives and
vehicles of a railway.

Rolling tackle (Naut.), tackle used to steady the yards
when the ship rolls heavily. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

Synonyms: billowing, moving, peal, pealing, pronounceable, resonant, resonating, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, roll, rolled, trilled, tumbling, wheeling

See Also: actuation, propulsion, robbery, sound

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animlas that start with j
b letter animals
animlas that start with s