role vs roll : Common Errors in English

About role vs roll

An actor plays a role. Bill Gates is the entrepreneur’s role model. But you eat a sausage on a roll and roll out the barrel. To take attendance, you call the roll.

role Meaning(s)

  • (n) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  • (n) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • (n) what something is used for
  • (n) normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

roll Meaning(s)

  • (n) rotary motion of an object around its own axis
  • (n) a list of names
  • (n) a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
  • (n) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
  • (n) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • (n) a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
  • (n) small rounded bread either plain or sweet
  • (n) a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  • (n) the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
  • (n) a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
  • (n) anything rolled up in cylindrical form
  • (n) the act of throwing dice
  • (n) walking with a swaying gait
  • (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
  • (n) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
  • (v) move by turning over or rotating
  • (v) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
  • (v) occur in soft rounded shapes
  • (v) flatten or spread with a roller
  • (v) emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
  • (v) arrange or or coil around
  • (v) begin operating or running
  • (v) shape by rolling
  • (v) execute a roll, in tumbling
  • (v) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • (v) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
  • (v) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • (v) move, rock, or sway from side to side
  • (v) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
  • (v) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
  • (v) boil vigorously
  • (v) take the shape of a roll or cylinder
  • (v) show certain properties when being rolled

role in News

  1. Role of France Télécom Chief in Tapie Affair to Be Investigated

    Prosecutors said Stéphane Richard would be formally investigated for his role in a case that has already swept up the head of the International Monetary Fund.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Role players making big impact in NBA Finals

    Mike Gross and Eric Stark discuss the role and impact bench players have had so far in the NBA Finals series between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs....
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Lancaster Online

  3. Role players have big impact in NBA Finals

    Mike Gross and Eric Stark discuss the role and impact bench players have had so far in the NBA Finals series between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs....
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Lancaster Online

roll in News

  1. Roll-Kraft hosts tour for Madison students

    Roll-Kraft of Mentor recently hosted a group of middle school students from Madison.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The News-Herald

  2. ROLL MKE serves burgers, brisket and bacon jam!

    The ROLL MKE food truck is here to satisfy your hunger.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: OnMilwaukee.com

  3. Roll-over wreck slows traffic on Sam Houston Parkway

    Roll-over wreck slows traffic on Sam Houston Parkway Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:11 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 The morning rush hour got off to a slow start after a couple of wrecks around the Houston area. A roll-over crash about 7:50 a.m., temporarily shut down ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Houston Chronicle

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