Roller vs Rolled - What's the difference?

roller | rolled |

As a proper noun roller

is (slang) a rolls-royce car.

As a verb rolled is





(en noun)
  • (lb) Anything that rolls.
  • #Any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure.
  • #A person who rolls something, as in "cigar roller".
  • #(lb) A heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch.
  • #A cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink.
  • #An agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth.
  • #One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair.
  • #A roller towel.
  • #A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
  • #Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves.
  • #Any of the small ground snakes of the family .
  • A long wide bandage used in surgery.
  • A large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast.
  • *
  • *:He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend?; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits?; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous,.
  • (lb) A bird.
  • #A breed or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (compare Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler, tumbler pigeon, English Short Faced Tumbler, English Long Faced Tumbler).
  • #Any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks.
  • (also written Roller) A car made by Rolls-Royce.
  • The police (old blues slang).
  • A padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting.
  • A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.
  • *2006 , (Clive James), North Face of Soho , Picador 2007, p. 69:
  • *:I learned a lot from watching, but the part that I should have studied harder was the roller . The names of the writers went on for ever.
  • Derived terms

    * light roller * heavy roller * hair roller * high roller * paint roller * road roller * roller bearing * roller bed * roller blade, rollerblade * roller coaster * roller shutter * roller skate * steam roller, steamroller


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  • (roll)

  • roll



    (en verb)
  • (ergative) 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And her foot, look you, is fixed upon a spherical stone, which rolls', and '''rolls''', and ' rolls .
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • The gentleman aimed the ball once or twice and then threw it up the strand towards Cissy Caffrey but it rolled down the slope and stopped right under Gerty's skirt near the little pool by the rock.
  • To wrap (something) round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over.
  • To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to enwrap; often with up .
  • To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball.
  • The cloth rolls''' unevenly; the snow '''rolls well.
  • (ergative) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling.
  • (ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; — often with forth, or out.
  • To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers.
  • To spread itself under a roller or rolling-pin.
  • The pastry rolls well.
  • (ergative) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • (chiefly, US, Canada, colloquial) To leave or begin a journey.
  • (chiefly, US, Canada, colloquial) To compete, especially with vigor.
  • To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
  • (geometry) 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 such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
  • To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
  • (US, slang) To behave in a certain way; to adopt a general disposition toward a situation.
  • * 2006 , Chris McKenna, "Kids at party chant as police sergeant is beaten by angry teens", Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY), Tuesday, November 21, [].
  • "This is how we roll in Spring Valley," one teen reportedly boasted.
  • (gaming, transitive, intransitive) To throw dice.
  • (gaming) To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total.
  • To have a rolling aspect.
  • (gaming) To create a new character in a role-playing game.
  • (computing) To generate a random number.
  • To turn over and over.
  • To tumble in gymnastics.
  • (nautical, of a vessel) To rotate on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.
  • To beat up.
  • *
  • (slang) To cause to betray secrets or to testify for the prosecution.
  • (slang) To betray secrets.
  • (informal) To act.
  • * 2001 September 11, (Todd Beamer):
  • Let's roll !
  • (slang) To be under the influence of MDMA (a psychedelic stimulant, also known as ecstasy).
  • * 2000 , Michael Sunstar, Underground Rave Dance , Writers Club Press, ISBN 9780595156115, page 15:
  • Cindy replied, “Wow, that’s great. Did you try E at those parties?” Steel said, “Oh yeah. I was rolling hard at the Willy Wonka party.”
  • * 2003 , Karin Slaughter, A Faint Cold Fear (novel), HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-688-17458-3, page 169:
  • The crowd was rolling' on Ecstasy, and the lights enhanced the experience. He would use it to keep his teeth from chattering while he was ' rolling .
  • * unidentified Internet user quoted in Joseph A. Kotarba, “Music as a Feature of the Online Discussion of Illegal Drugs”, in Edward Murguía et al. (editors), Real Drugs in a Virtual World: Drug Discourse and Community Online , Lexington Books (2007), ISBN 978-0-7391-1455-1
  • So the quesion is When you are rolling' what gets you in that “ecstasy” state more: hard pounding energetic music or smoother and gentler music? Personally for me its gentler music because when I’m ' rolling my mind can’t really keep up with all the hard pounding intriquet sounds
  • (of a camera) To film.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 15, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea , passage=So it was against the run of play that their London rivals took the lead two minutes before the interval through Drogba. He rolled William Gallas inside the area before flashing a stunning finish high past keeper Carlo Cudicini.}}
  • To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution.
  • The years roll on.
  • To move, like waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
  • * Prior
  • what different sorrows did within thee roll
  • To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise.
  • The thunder rolled and the lightning flashed.
  • * 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, " Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
  • Rolled far too easily by Marc-Antoine Fortuné, Demichelis compounded his error by standing on the striker's foot. In the absence of the injured Watson, Gómez converted the penalty.

    Derived terms

    * let's roll * rollable * roller * roll in the aisles * roll off * roll off the tongue * roll on * roll out * roll-out * roll-over * roll over * roll the dice * roll up


    (en noun)
  • The act of rolling, or state of being rolled.
  • the roll of a ball
    Look at the roll of the waves.
  • That which rolls; a roller.
  • # A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
  • # One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill.
  • to pass rails through the rolls
  • # That which is rolled up.
  • a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
  • # A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
  • #* Prior
  • Busy angels spread / The lasting roll , recording what we say.
  • # Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
  • #* Sir M. Hale
  • The rolls of Parliament, the entry of the petitions, answers, and transactions in Parliament, are extant.
  • #* Sir J. Davies
  • The roll and list of that army doth remain.
  • # A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form.
  • a roll''' of carpeting; a '''roll of ribbon
  • # A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
  • A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
  • (nautical, aviation) The oscillating movement of a nautical vessel as it rotates from side to side, on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching; or the equivalent in an aircraft.
  • (nautical) The measure or extent to which a vessel rotates from side to side, on its fore-and-aft axis.
  • A heavy, reverberatory sound.
  • Hear the roll of cannon.
    Hear the roll of thunder.
  • The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
  • (obsolete) Part; office; duty; rôle.
  • (rfquotek, L'Estrange)
  • A measure of parchments, containing five dozen.
  • * 1882 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 4, p. 594:
  • Parchement is sold by the dozen, and by the roll of five dozens.
  • the rotation angle about the longitudinal axis
  • Calculate the roll of that aircraft.
  • The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice.
  • Make your roll.
    Whoever gets the highest roll moves first.
  • A winning streak of continuing luck, especially at gambling .
  • He is on a roll tonight.
  • A training match for a fighting dog.
  • Derived terms

    * bread roll * enrol, enroll * roll cage * roll call * roll-to-roll * sausage roll * Swiss roll

    See also

    * Rolls