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Idler vs. Roller

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Wikipedia
  • Idler (noun)

    One who idles; one who spends his or her time in inaction.

  • Idler (noun)

    One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.

  • Idler (noun)

    Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watch

  • Idler (noun)

    A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc.

  • Roller (noun)

    Anything that rolls.

  • Roller (noun)

    Any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure.

  • Roller (noun)

    A person who rolls something, such as cigars or molten metal.

  • Roller (noun)

    A large rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch.

  • Roller (noun)

    A cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink.

  • Roller (noun)

    An agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth.

  • Roller (noun)

    One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair.

  • Roller (noun)

    A roller towel.

  • Roller (noun)

    A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.

  • Roller (noun)

    One of a set of rolling cylinders allowing a rider to practise balance while training indoors.

  • Roller (noun)

    Any leaves, especially those in family Tortricidae.

  • Roller (noun)

    The pl=s, small ground snakes of the genus ver=161026.

  • Roller (noun)

    A long wide bandage used in surgery.

  • Roller (noun)

    A large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast.

  • Roller (noun)

    A bird.

  • Roller (noun)

    A throw which involves the player throwing the disc in a way that makes it roll, by that being able to travel further than if thrown in the air. Only used on holes with open areas with short or no grass.

  • Roller (noun)

    A breed or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (compare Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler).

  • Roller (noun)

    (also written Roller) A car made by Rolls-Royce.

  • Roller (noun)

    A police patrol car or patrolman (rather than an unmarked police car or a detective)

  • Roller (noun)

    A padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting.

  • Roller (noun)

    A roll of titles or (especially) credits played over film or video; television or film credits.

  • Roller (noun)

    A wheelchair user.

Wiktionary
  • Idler (noun)

    a person who avoids work or spends time in an aimless or lazy way.

  • Idler (noun)

    a pulley that transmits no power but guides or stretches a belt or rope.

  • Idler (noun)

    an idle wheel.

  • Roller (noun)

    a cylinder that rotates about a central axis and is used in various machines and devices to move, flatten, or spread something

    "use a roller to resettle turf laid during autumn and winter"

    "the sheets moved through rollers and down the folding machine"

  • Roller (noun)

    an absorbent revolving cylinder attached to a handle, used to apply paint

    "further coats can be applied by brush or roller"

  • Roller (noun)

    a small cylinder around which hair is rolled in order to produce curls

    "it's best to put rollers in when hair is slightly damp after washing"

  • Roller (noun)

    a long surgical bandage rolled up for convenient application.

  • Roller (noun)

    a long swelling wave that appears to roll steadily towards the shore

    "the Atlantic rollers"

  • Roller (noun)

    relating to or involving roller skates

    "roller hockey"

  • Roller (noun)

    a brightly coloured crow-sized bird with predominantly blue plumage, having a characteristic tumbling display flight.

  • Roller (noun)

    a bird of a breed of tumbler pigeon.

  • Roller (noun)

    a breed of canary with a trilling song.

  • Roller (noun)

    a car made by Rolls-Royce.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Idler (noun)

    One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.

  • Idler (noun)

    One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.

  • Idler (noun)

    An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.

  • Roller (noun)

    One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts.

  • Roller (noun)

    A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery.

  • Roller (noun)

    One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather.

  • Roller (noun)

    A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; - called also roller towel.

  • Roller (noun)

    A cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them.

  • Roller (noun)

    A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a map.

  • Roller (noun)

    A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.

  • Roller (noun)

    Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix.

  • Roller (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadæ. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or "tumbling" in flight.

  • Roller (noun)

    Any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidæ.

Webster Dictionary
  • Idler (noun)

    person who does no work;

    "a lazy bum"

  • Roller (noun)

    a grounder that rolls along the infield

  • Roller (noun)

    a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

  • Roller (noun)

    a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)

  • Roller (noun)

    a cylinder that revolves

  • Roller (noun)

    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"

  • Roller (noun)

    Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers

  • Roller (noun)

    pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

Princeton's WordNet

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