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roadster
noun Date: circa 1812 1. a. a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads b. a utility saddle horse of the hackney type 2. a. a light carriage ; buggy b. an ...
roadway
noun Date: 1598 1. a. the strip of land over which a road passes b. road; specifically roadbed 2b 2. the part of a bridge used by vehicles
roadwork
noun Date: 1802 1. work done in constructing or repairing roads 2. conditioning for an athletic contest (as a boxing match) consisting mainly of long runs
roadworthiness
noun see roadworthy
roadworthy
adjective Date: 1819 fit for use on the road • roadworthiness noun
roam
verb Etymology: Middle English romen Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to go from place to place without purpose or direction ; wander 2. to travel purposefully ...
roamer
noun see roam
roan
I. adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Old Spanish roano Date: 1530 having the base color (as red, black, or brown) muted and lightened by admixture of white hairs ...
Roanoke
geographical name 1. river 380 miles (612 kilometers) S Virginia & NE North Carolina flowing E & SE into Albemarle Sound 2. city W central Virginia population 94,911
Roanoke Island
geographical name island North Carolina S of entrance to Albemarle Sound
roar
I. verb Etymology: Middle English roren, from Old English rārian; akin to Old High German rērēn to bleat Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to utter ...
roarer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that roars 2. a horse subject to roaring
roaring
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar ; loud 2. marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature ; booming 3. ...
roaring boy
noun Date: circa 1590 a noisy street bully especially of Elizabethan and Jacobean England who intimidated passersby
roaring forties
noun Usage: often capitalized R & F Date: 1883 a tract of ocean between roughly 40 and 50 degrees latitude south characterized by strong westerly winds and rough seas; also ...
roaringly
adverb see roaring I
roast
I. verb Etymology: Middle English rosten, from Anglo-French rostir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rōsten to roast Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. ...
roaster
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that roasts 2. a device for roasting 3. something adapted to roasting: as a. a suckling pig b. a bird fit for roasting; especially a ...
roasting ear
noun Date: 1650 1. an ear of young corn roasted or suitable for roasting usually in the husk 2. chiefly Southern & Midland an ear of corn suitable for boiling or steaming
rob
verb (robbed; robbing) Etymology: Middle English robben, from Anglo-French rober, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob — more at reave Date: 13th ...
Rob Roy
noun Etymology: Rob Roy, nickname of Robert McGregor died 1734 Scottish freebooter Date: 1919 a manhattan made with Scotch whisky
robalo
noun (plural -los or -lo) Etymology: Spanish Date: 1857 snook 1
roband
noun Etymology: Middle English robend, robond, probably from Old Norse rāband, from rā sail yard + band band Date: 14th century a piece of spun yarn or marline used to ...
Robbe-Grillet
biographical name Alain 1922- French writer
robber
noun see rob
robber baron
noun Date: 1878 1. an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or ...
robber fly
noun Date: 1871 any of a family (Asilidae) of predaceous dipteran flies including some resembling bumblebees
robbery
noun (plural -beries) Date: 13th century the act or practice of robbing; specifically larceny from the person or presence of another by violence or threat
Robbia, della
biographical name Luca — see Della Robbia
Robbins
biographical name Jerome 1918-1998 American dancer & choreographer
robe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, booty, clothing, robe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob Date: 13th century 1. a. a long ...
robe de chambre
noun (plural robes de chambre) Etymology: French Date: 1731 dressing gown
Robert Guiscard
biographical name circa 1015-1085 Robert de Hauteville Norman military leader
Robert I
I. biographical name died 1035 the Devil Duke of Normandy (1027-35) father of William the Conqueror II. biographical name 1274-1329 the Bruce king of Scotland (1306-1329)
Roberts
I. biographical name Sir Charles George Douglas 1860-1943 Canadian poet II. biographical name Frederick Sleigh 1832-1914 1st Earl Roberts British field marshal III. ...
Roberts, Point
geographical name cape NW Washington at the tip of a peninsula extending S into Strait of Georgia from British Columbia & separated from United States mainland by Boundary Bay
Robertson
biographical name William 1721-1793 Scottish historian
Robeson
biographical name Paul Bustill 1898-1976 American actor & singer
Robespierre
biographical name Maximilien (-François-Marie-Isidore) de 1758-1794 French revolutionary
robin
noun Etymology: akin to Dutch dialect robijntje linnet, Frisian robyntsje Date: 1549 1. a. a small chiefly European thrush (Erithacus rubecula) resembling a warbler and ...
Robin Goodfellow
noun Date: 1531 a mischievous sprite in English folklore
Robin Hood
noun Etymology: Robin Hood, legendary English outlaw who gave to the poor what he stole from the rich Date: 1597 a person or group likened to a heroic outlaw; especially ...
robin redbreast
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Robyn redbrest Date: 15th century robin
Robinson
I. biographical name Edwin Arlington 1869-1935 American poet II. biographical name George Frederick Samuel 1827-1909 1st Marquis & 2d Earl of Ripon British statesman III. ...
Robinson Crusoe
noun Date: 1719 a shipwrecked sailor in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe who lives for many years on a desert island
Robinson projection
noun Etymology: Arthur H. Robinson b1915 American geographer Date: 1978 a compromise map projection showing the poles as lines rather than points and more accurately ...
roble
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, oak, from Latin robur Date: 1864 any of several oaks of California and Mexico
robot
noun Etymology: Czech, from robota compulsory labor; akin to Old High German arabeit trouble, Latin orbus orphaned — more at orphan Date: 1923 1. a. a machine that looks ...
robotic
adjective Date: 1941 1. of or relating to mechanical robots 2. having the characteristics of a robot • robotically adverb
robotically
adverb see robotic
roboticist
noun see robotics
robotics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1941 technology dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots in automation • roboticist noun
robotism
noun see robot
robotization
noun Date: 1927 1. automation 2. the process of turning a human being into a robot
robotize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1927 1. to make automatic ; equip with robots 2. to turn (a human being) into a robot
Robson, Mount
geographical name mountain 12,972 feet (3954 meters) W Canada in E British Columbia; highest in Canadian Rockies
robust
adjective Etymology: Latin robustus oaken, strong, from robor-, robur oak, strength Date: 1533 1. a. having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health b. having or ...
robusta
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin robusta, specific epithet of Coffea robusta, synonym of Coffea canephora Date: 1909 1. a hardy shrub or tree (Coffea ...
robustious
adjective Date: circa 1548 1. robust 2. vigorous in a rough or unrefined way ; boisterous • robustiously adverb • robustiousness noun
robustiously
adverb see robustious
robustiousness
noun see robustious
robustly
adverb see robust
robustness
noun see robust
roc
noun Etymology: ultimately from Arabic rukhkh Date: 1579 a legendary bird of great size and strength believed to inhabit the Indian Ocean area
ROC
abbreviation Republic of China (Taiwan)
Roca, Cape
or Portuguese Cabo da Roca geographical name cape Portugal; westernmost point of continental Europe, at 9°30′W
rocaille
noun Etymology: French, literally, stone debris, from Middle French roquailles, plural, rocky terrain, from roc rock, alteration of roche, from Vulgar Latin *rocca Date: 1856 ...
Rochambeau
biographical name Comte de 1725-1807 Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur French field marshal
Rochdale
geographical name town NW England in Greater Manchester NNE of Manchester population 92,704
Roche limit
noun Etymology: E. A. Roche died 1883 French mathematician Date: 1889 the distance from a planet's center within which a satellite can neither approach nor reside without ...
roche moutonnée
noun (plural roches moutonnées) Etymology: French, literally, fleecy rock Date: 1843 an elongate rounded ice-sculptured hillock of bedrock
Rochefort
or Rochefort-sur-Mer geographical name city W France SSE of La Rochelle population 26,949
Rochefort-sur-Mer
geographical name see Rochefort
Rochelle salt
noun Etymology: La Rochelle, France Date: 1753 a crystalline salt KNaC4H4O6•4H2O that is a mild purgative
Rochers du Calvados
geographical name see Calvados Reef
Rochester
geographical name 1. city SE Minnesota population 85,806 2. city SE New Hampshire population 28,461 3. city W New York on the Genesee population 219,773 4. city SE ...
Rochester Hills
geographical name city SE Michigan N of Detroit population 68,825
rochet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French *roc coat, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roc coat Date: 13th century a white linen vestment ...
Rock
geographical name river 300 miles (483 kilometers) S Wisconsin & N Illinois flowing S & SW into the Mississippi at Rock Island
rock
I. verb Etymology: Middle English rokken, from Old English roccian; akin to Old High German rucken to cause to move Date: 12th century transitive verb 1. to move back and ...
rock 'n' roll
variant of rock and roll
rock 'n' roller
variant of rock and roller
rock and roll
or rock 'n' roll noun Date: 1954 rock II,2 • rock-and-roll or rock 'n' roll adjective
rock and roller
or rock 'n' roller noun Date: 1956 rocker 3
rock bass
noun Date: 1811 a brown spotted sunfish (Ambloplites rupestris) found especially in the upper Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes region
rock bottom
noun Date: 1890 the lowest or most fundamental part or level
rock brake
noun Date: circa 1850 any of several ferns that grow chiefly on or among rocks
rock candy
noun Date: circa 1706 1. boiled sugar crystallized in large masses on string 2. rock IV,5a
rock climb
intransitive verb see rock climbing
rock climber
noun see rock climbing
rock climbing
noun Date: 1875 mountain climbing on rocky cliffs • rock climb intransitive verb • rock climber noun
rock cod
noun Date: 1634 rockfish a
Rock Cornish
noun see Rock Cornish hen
Rock Cornish game hen
noun see Rock Cornish hen
Rock Cornish hen
noun Date: 1956 a crossbred domestic chicken produced by interbreeding Cornish and white Plymouth Rock chickens and used especially for small roasters — called also Rock ...
rock crystal
noun Date: 1666 crystal 1
rock dove
noun Date: 1655 a bluish-gray dove (Columba livia) that is indigenous to Eurasia but has been widely established elsewhere including most of North America and that is the ...
rock garden
noun Date: 1836 a garden laid out among rocks or decorated with rocks and adapted for the growth of particular kinds of plants (as alpines)
Rock Hill
geographical name city N South Carolina SSW of Charlotte, North Carolina population 49,765
rock hind
noun Date: circa 1867 a red-spotted tan to olive-brown grouper (Epinephelus adscensionis) of the western Atlantic especially from Massachusetts to southeastern Brazil
rock hound
noun Date: 1915 1. a specialist in geology 2. an amateur rock and mineral collector • rockhounding noun
Rock Island
geographical name city NW Illinois on the Mississippi population 39,684
rock lobster
noun Date: 1884 spiny lobster
rock maple
noun Date: 1775 sugar maple 1
rock oil
noun Date: 1668 petroleum
rock pigeon
noun Date: 1611 rock dove
rock rabbit
noun Date: 1840 1. hyrax 2. pika
rock salt
noun Date: 1693 common salt occurring in solid form as a mineral; also salt artificially prepared in large crystals or masses
rock shrimp
noun Date: 1973 any of several hard-shelled warm-water shrimp (genus Sicyonia, especially S. brevirostris) that are harvested chiefly in the Gulf of Mexico and widely sold as ...
rock the boat
phrasal to do something that disturbs the equilibrium of a situation
rock tripe
noun Date: 1854 any of various dark leathery umbilicate foliose lichens (as of the genus Umbilicaria) that are widely distributed on rocks in boreal and alpine areas and are ...
rock wallaby
noun Date: 1841 any of various medium-sized kangaroos (genus Petrogale) having a gray or brown coat usually with distinctive markings
rock wool
noun Date: circa 1909 mineral wool made by blowing a jet of steam through molten rock (as limestone or siliceous rock) or through slag and used chiefly for heat and sound ...
rock-and-roll
adjective see rock and roll
rock-bottom
adjective Date: 1884 being the very lowest ; also fundamental
rock-ribbed
adjective Date: 1776 1. rocky I,1 2. firm and inflexible in doctrine or integrity
rockabilly
noun Etymology: 2rock + -a- (as in rock-a-bye, phrase used to put a child to sleep) + hillbilly Date: 1956 popular music marked by features of rock and country music
Rockall
geographical name islet N Atlantic NW of Ireland
rockaway
noun Etymology: perhaps from Rockaway, New Jersey Date: 1846 a light low four-wheel carriage with a fixed top and open sides
rockbound
adjective Date: 1826 fringed, surrounded, or covered with rocks ; rocky
Rockefeller
I. biographical name John Davison 1839-1937 & his son John Davison, Jr. 1874-1960 American oil magnates & philanthropists II. biographical name Nelson Aldrich 1908-1979 ...
rocker
noun Date: 1760 1. a. either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (as a cradle) rocks b. any of various objects (as a rocking chair or an infant's ...
rocker arm
noun Date: 1851 a center-pivoted lever actuated by a cam to push an automotive engine valve down
rocker panel
noun Date: 1921 the portion of the body paneling of a vehicle that is situated below the doorsills of the passenger compartment
rockery
noun (plural -eries) Etymology: 4rock + -ery Date: 1845 chiefly British rock garden
rocket
I. noun Etymology: Middle French roquette, from Old Italian rochetta, diminutive of ruca arugula, from Latin eruca Date: 1530 any of several plants of the mustard family: as ...
rocket plane
noun Date: 1928 an airplane propelled by rockets
rocket ship
noun Date: 1927 a rocket-propelled spaceship
rocket sled
noun Date: 1954 a rocket-propelled vehicle that runs usually on a single rail and that is used especially in aeronautical experimentation
rocketeer
noun Date: 1832 1. one who fires, pilots, or rides in a rocket 2. a scientist who specializes in rocketry
rocketry
noun Date: 1930 the study of, experimentation with, or use of rockets
rockfall
noun Date: 1901 a mass of falling or fallen rocks
rockfish
noun Date: 1598 any of various fishes that live among rocks or on rocky bottoms: as a. any of a genus (Sebastes) of scorpaenid fishes including many important food fishes ...
Rockford
geographical name city N Illinois NW of Chicago population 150,115
Rockhampton
geographical name city & port E Australia in E Queensland on Fitzroy River population 61,631
rockhopper
noun Date: 1875 a small penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) with a short thick bill and a yellow crest
rockhounding
noun see rock hound
Rockies
geographical name see Rocky Mountains
rockiness
noun Date: 1611 the quality or state of being rocky
rocking chair
noun Date: 1766 a chair mounted on rockers
rocking horse
noun Date: 1724 a toy horse mounted on rockers — called also hobbyhorse
Rockingham
biographical name 2d Marquis of 1730-1782 Charles Watson-Wentworth English statesman
rocklike
adjective see rock IV
Rocklin
geographical name city E California NE of Sacramento population 36,330
rockling
noun Date: 1602 any of several small rather elongate marine bony fishes (especially genera Enchelyopus and Gaidropsarus) of the cod family
Rockne
biographical name Knute Kenneth 1888-1931 American (Norwegian-born) football coach
rockrose
noun Date: 1731 any of a genus (Cistus of the family Cistaceae, the rockrose family) of shrubs or woody herbs of the Mediterranean region with simple entire leaves, roselike ...
rockshaft
noun Date: circa 1864 a shaft that oscillates on its journals instead of revolving
Rockville
geographical name city SW Maryland population 47,388
Rockville Centre
geographical name village SE New York in W central Long Island population 24,568
rockweed
noun Date: 1583 any of various coarse brown algae (order Fucales, especially genera Fucus, Ascophyllum, and Sargassum) growing in marine environments free-floating or attached ...
Rockwell
biographical name Norman 1894-1978 American illustrator • Rockwellian adjective
Rockwellian
adjective see Rockwell
rocky
I. adjective (rockier; -est) Etymology: Middle English rokky, from rokke rock Date: 15th century 1. abounding in or consisting of rocks 2. difficult to impress or affect ; ...
Rocky Mount
geographical name city NE central North Carolina population 55,893
Rocky Mountain National Park
geographical name reservation N Colorado
Rocky Mountain sheep
noun Etymology: Rocky Mountains, North America Date: 1817 Bighorn
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
noun Date: 1905 an acute disease that is characterized by chills, fever, prostration, pains in muscles and joints, and a red to purple eruption and that is caused by a ...
Rocky Mountains
or Rockies geographical name mountains W North America extending from N Alaska SE to New Mexico — see elbert (Mount), robson (Mount)
rococo
I. noun Date: 1840 rococo work or style II. adjective Etymology: French, irregular from rocaille rocaille Date: 1841 1. a. of or relating to an artistic style ...
rod
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rodd; akin to Old Norse rudda club Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a straight slender stick growing on or cut from ...
Rodbell
biographical name Martin 1925-1998 American biochemist
Rode
biographical name Helge 1870-1937 Danish poet
rode
I. past and chiefly dialect past participle of ride II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1679 a line (as of rope or chain) used to attach an anchor to a boat
rodent
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin rodent-, rodens, present participle of rodere to gnaw; akin to Latin radere to scrape, scratch, Sanskrit radati he gnaws Date: 1835 1. ...
rodent ulcer
noun Etymology: Latin rodent-, rodens gnawing Date: 1853 a chronic persisting ulcer of the exposed skin and especially of the face that is destructive locally, spreads ...
rodenticide
noun Date: circa 1935 an agent that kills, repels, or controls rodents
rodeo
I. noun (plural rodeos) Etymology: Spanish, from rodear to surround, from rueda wheel, from Latin rota — more at roll Date: 1834 1. roundup 2. a. a public performance ...
Rodgers
biographical name Richard 1902-1979 American composer
Ródhos
geographical name — see Rhodes
Rodin
biographical name (François-) Auguste (-René) 1840-1917 French sculptor • Rodinesque adjective
Rodinesque
adjective see Rodin
rodless
adjective see rod
rodlike
adjective see rod
rodman
noun Date: 1853 a surveyor's assistant who holds the leveling rod
Rodney
biographical name George Brydges 1718-1792 1st Baron Rodney English admiral
rodomontade
also rhodomontade noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from rodomont blusterer, from Italian Rodomonte, character in Orlando Innamorato by Matteo M. Boiardo Date: 1612 ...
Rodrigues
geographical name island Indian Ocean in the Mascarenes area 40 square miles (104 square kilometers), population 37,782; a dependency of Mauritius
roe
I. noun (plural roe or roes) Etymology: Middle English ro, from Old English rā; akin to Old High German rēh roe Date: before 12th century doe II. noun Etymology: Middle ...
roe deer
noun Date: 1575 either of two small European or Asian deer (Capreolus capreolus and C. pygarus) that have short erect antlers forked at the summit, are reddish-brown in ...
Roebling
biographical name John Augustus 1806-1869 American (German-born) civil engineer
roebuck
noun (plural roebuck or roebucks) Date: 14th century roe deer; especially the male roe deer
Roentgen
biographical name — see rontgen
roentgen
I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Wilhelm Röntgen Date: 1896 of or relating to X-rays II. noun Date: 1922 the international unit of ...
roentgen ray
noun Usage: often capitalized 1st R Date: circa 1890 x-ray
roentgenogram
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1904 radiograph
roentgenographic
adjective see roentgenography
roentgenographically
adverb see roentgenography
roentgenography
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 radiography • roentgenographic adjective • roentgenographically adverb
roentgenologic
adjective see roentgenology
roentgenological
adjective see roentgenology
roentgenologically
adverb see roentgenology
roentgenologist
noun see roentgenology
roentgenology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 radiology • roentgenologic or roentgenological adjective • roentgenologically adverb • ...
Roerich
biographical name Nikolay Konstantinovich 1874-1947 Russian painter
Roethke
biographical name Theodore 1908-1963 American poet
rogation
noun Etymology: Middle English rogacion, from Late Latin rogation-, rogatio, from Latin, questioning, from rogare to ask — more at right Date: 14th century 1. litany, ...
Rogation Day
noun Date: 15th century any of the days of prayer especially for the harvest observed on the three days before Ascension Day and by Roman Catholics also on April 25
roger
interjection Etymology: from Roger, former communications code word for the letter r Date: circa 1941 — used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message ...
Rogers
I. biographical name Bruce 1870-1957 American printer & book designer II. biographical name Carl Ranson 1902-1987 American psychologist III. biographical name Henry ...
Rogers Pass
geographical name mountain pass Canada in SE British Columbia in Selkirk Mountains
Roget
biographical name Peter Mark 1779-1869 English physician & scholar
Rogue
geographical name river about 200 miles (320 kilometers) SW Oregon rising in Crater Lake National Park & flowing W & SW into the Pacific
rogue
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1561 1. vagrant, tramp 2. a dishonest or worthless person ; scoundrel 3. a mischievous person ; scamp 4. a horse inclined to ...
rogue elephant
noun Date: 1859 1. a vicious elephant that separates from the herd and roams alone 2. one whose behavior resembles that of a rogue elephant in being aberrant or independent
roguery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1592 1. an act or behavior characteristic of a rogue 2. mischievous play
rogues' gallery
noun Date: 1859 a collection of pictures of persons arrested as criminals; also a collection or list likened to a rogues' gallery
roguish
adjective see rogue I
roguishly
adverb see rogue I
roguishness
noun see rogue I
Roh Moo Hyun
biographical name 1946- president of South Korea (2003- )
Roh Tae Woo
biographical name 1932- president of South Korea (1988-93)
Rohilkhand
or Bareilly geographical name region N India in Uttar Pradesh; chief city Bareilly
Rohnert Park
geographical name city W California S of Santa Rosa population 42,236
Rohrer
biographical name Heinrich 1933- Swiss physicist
ROI
abbreviation return on investment
roil
verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1590 transitive verb 1. a. to make turbid by stirring up the sediment or dregs of b. to stir up ; disturb, disorder 2. ...
roily
adjective Date: 1823 1. full of sediment or dregs ; muddy 2. turbulent
roister
I. noun Etymology: Middle French rustre lout, alteration of ruste, from ruste, adjective, rude, rough, from Latin rusticus rural — more at rustic Date: 1551 archaic one ...
roisterer
noun see roister II
roisterous
adjective see roister II
roisterously
adverb see roister II
ROK
abbreviation Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Rokossovsky
biographical name Konstantin Konstantinovich 1896-1968 marshal of Soviet Union
Roland
noun Etymology: French Date: 14th century a stalwart defender of the Christians against the Saracens in the Charlemagne legends who is killed at Roncesvalles
role
also rôle noun Etymology: French rôle, literally, roll, from Old French rolle Date: 1605 1. a. (1) a character assigned or assumed (2) a socially expected ...
rôle
noun see role
role model
noun Date: 1957 a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others
role-play
Date: 1949 transitive verb 1. to act out the role of 2. to represent in action intransitive verb to play a role
rolf
transitive verb Usage: often capitalized Date: 1970 to practice Rolfing on • rolfer noun, often capitalized
Rolfe
biographical name John 1585-1622 English colonist
rolfer
noun see rolf
Rolfing
service mark — used for a system of muscle massage intended to serve as both physical and emotional therapy
roll
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rolle, from Anglo-French roule, rolle, from Medieval Latin rolla, alteration of rotula, from Latin, diminutive of rota wheel; akin to Old High ...
roll back
transitive verb Date: 1942 1. to reduce (as a commodity price) to or toward a previous level on a national scale 2. to cause to retreat or withdraw ; push back 3. rescind
roll bar
noun Date: circa 1952 an overhead metal bar on an automobile that is designed to protect the occupant in case of a rollover
roll cage
noun Date: 1966 a protective framework of metal bars encasing the driver of a vehicle (as a racing car)
roll call
noun Date: 1775 1. the act or an instance of calling off a list of names (as for checking attendance); also a time for a roll call 2. list VI,1
roll film
noun Date: 1895 a strip of film for still camera use wound on a spool
roll out
verb Date: 1884 intransitive verb to get out of bed transitive verb to introduce (as a new product) especially for widespread sale to the public
roll over
transitive verb Date: 1949 1. a. to defer payment of (an obligation) b. to renegotiate the terms of (a financial agreement) 2. to place (invested funds) in a new ...
roll the bones
phrasal to shoot craps
roll the dice
phrasal to assume a risk by taking action
roll up
verb Date: 1859 transitive verb to increase or acquire by successive accumulations ; accumulate intransitive verb 1. to become larger by successive accumulations 2. ...
roll with the punches
phrasal 1. to move so as to lessen the impact of blows 2. to adjust to things as they happen
roll-neck
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1943 British turtleneck • roll-necked adjective
roll-necked
adjective see roll-neck
roll-off
noun Date: 1947 a play-off match in bowling
roll-over arm
noun Date: circa 1925 a fully upholstered chair or sofa arm curving outward from the seat
Rolland
biographical name Romain 1866-1944 French author
rollback
noun Date: 1937 the act or an instance of rolling back
Rolle's theorem
noun Etymology: Michel Rolle died 1719 French mathematician Date: circa 1891 a theorem in mathematics: if a curve is continuous, crosses the x-axis at two points, and has a ...
roller
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a revolving cylinder over or on which something is moved or which is used to press, shape, spread, or smooth something b. a cylinder or ...
roller bearing
noun Date: 1857 a bearing in which the journal rotates in peripheral contact with a number of rollers usually contained in a cage
roller coaster
noun Date: 1888 1. an elevated railway (as in an amusement park) constructed with sharp curves and steep inclines on which cars roll 2. something resembling a roller ...
Roller Derby
service mark — used for an entertainment involving a contest between two roller-skating teams on an oval track
roller rink
noun Date: 1885 rink 1c
roller skate
noun Date: 1863 a shoe with a set of wheels attached for skating over a flat surface; also a metal frame with wheels attached that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe • ...
roller skater
noun see roller skate
roller towel
noun Date: 1836 an endless towel hung from a roller
roller-coaster
adjective Date: 1940 marked by numerous ups and downs
roller-skate
intransitive verb see roller skate
Rollerblade
trademark — used for an in-line skate
rollick
intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1826 to move or behave in a carefree joyous manner ; frolic • rollick noun
rollicking
adjective Date: 1811 boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited

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