roll-call

  • 1Roll call — is the calling of the names of people from a list (roll) to determine the presence or absence of the listed people (also known as a register in countries such as the UK). The term applies to the calling itself, to the time moment of this… …

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  • 2Roll call — Roll Roll, n. [F. r[^o]le a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. rotulus ? little wheel, LL., a roll, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {R[^o]le}, {Rouleau}, {Roulette}.] 1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3roll call — roll calls also roll call 1) N VAR If you take a roll call, you check which of the members of a group are present by reading their names out. In the late winter we were compelled to stand in the snow every morning for roll call. 2) N SING: N of n …

    English dictionary

  • 4roll call — 1775; see ROLL (Cf. roll) (n.) + CALL (Cf. call) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5roll call — n: the act or an instance of calling off a list of names (as for checking attendance); specif: an act or instance of calling the roll of a legislative body to determine if there is a quorum or to vote on a matter Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6roll call — n. 1. the reading aloud of a roll, or list of names, as to check attendance in a classroom, military formation, etc. 2. the fixed time, or a signal (as on a bugle), for such a reading …

    English World dictionary

  • 7roll-call — n [U and C] the act of reading out an official list of names to check who is there …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8roll call — roll ,call noun count or uncount the process of reading out an official list of people s names to see who is present, especially in a school or in the military …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9roll call — roll′ call n. the calling of a list of names, as of soldiers or students, for checking attendance • Etymology: 1765–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10roll-call — ► NOUN ▪ the process of calling out a list of names to establish who is present …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11Roll Call — For other uses see Roll call (disambiguation) Infobox Newspaper name = Roll Call caption = type = Periodical newspaper format = Tabloid foundation = 1955 ceased publication = price = owners = The Economist Group publisher = Laurie Battaglia… …

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  • 12roll call — noun calling out an official list of names • Hypernyms: ↑utterance, ↑vocalization • Hyponyms: ↑mail call, ↑muster call, ↑attendance check * * * roll call, 1. the calling of a list o …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13roll call — UK / US noun Word forms roll call : singular roll call plural roll calls 1) [countable/uncountable] the process of reading out an official list of people s names to check who is present, usually in a school or in the armed forces 2) [singular] a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14roll-call — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: roll call : to call the roll of efforts … to have the delegations roll called Springfield (Massachusetts) Union …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15roll 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16roll-call — see roll call …

    English dictionary

  • 17roll call — Synonyms and related words: agenda, beadroll, cadastre, calendar, catalog, census, census report, checklist, checkroll, cloture, committee consideration, debate, deliberation, division, docket, dramatis personae, filibuster, filibustering, filing …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18roll call — 1. the calling of a list of names, as of soldiers or students, for checking attendance. 2. a military signal for this, as one given by a drum. 3. a voting process, esp. in the U.S. Congress, in which legislators are called on by name and allowed… …

    Universalium

  • 19roll call — noun a) the reading aloud of a list of names, and subsequent responses, in order to determine who is present or absent b) the time of day fixed for such an event …

    Wiktionary

  • 20roll call — commander; line up for attendance …

    English contemporary dictionary