roll·​out | \ ˈrōl-ˌau̇t How to pronounce rollout (audio) \

Definition of rollout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the public introduction of a new aircraft broadly : the widespread public introduction of a new product
2 : a football play in which the quarterback rolls to the left or right

roll out

rolled out; rolling out; rolls out

Definition of roll out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to get out of bed

transitive verb

: to introduce (something, such as a new product) especially for widespread sale to the public

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Synonyms & Antonyms for rollout

Synonyms: Verb

arise, get up, rise, turn out, uprise

Antonyms: Verb

bed (down), retire, turn in

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Examples of rollout in a Sentence


the national rollout of a new wireless service


you'll have to roll out by at least 8:00 a.m. in order to get there on time

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The rollout started last week in the U.S. and South Korea but will take years. Tali Arbel, The Seattle Times, "FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet," 15 Apr. 2019 Microsoft has at least two priorities for the May 2019 Update rollout: Put control over updates in the hands of the user, and minimize bugs. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft will ship the Windows 10 May 2019 Update in late May, giving you power over updates," 4 Apr. 2019 Select brands like Adidas, Zara, and Kylie Cosmetics are currently testing the rollout. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "How to Use Instagram's New Checkout Shopping Feature," 19 Mar. 2019 Joined at the White House by hard-hat tower climbers, farmers and ranchers—representing groups that could benefit from 5G’s rollout in the U.S.—Mr. John D. Mckinnon And Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "U.S. Moves to Accelerate 5G Rollout in Race With China," 12 Apr. 2019 Apple’s digital music platforms were first with the release and Twitter wanted to know why the wait for a wide rollout. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Drake Drops 'Scorpion': Fans React," 29 June 2018 But the timing of the gadget’s rollout was tone-deaf. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 The hard reality of the 5G rollout Clearly, 5G is going to require a tradeoff in smartphone hardware, at least for the near future. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while," 14 Dec. 2018 In other cases, the chaos of the rollout has been enough to cause problems. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "How Trump’s tariffs will hurt US tech companies," 18 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Disney Plus will roll out in the U.S. on November 12 at a price of $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year," 14 Apr. 2019 The card will be rolled out to employees for testing in the next few weeks and officially launch later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone," 21 Feb. 2019 The partnership between tech giants and international groups will be rolled out first to a smaller group of vulnerable countries and later globally. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Tech giants use AI to fight famine in coordination with international groups," 24 Sep. 2018 The wellness program will be rolled out on additional Singapore-U.S. nonstop flights—to Los Angeles and San Francisco—after the re-launch of the Singapore-Newark route on October 12. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Longest Flight May Also Be the World's Longest Spa Treatment," 17 Aug. 2018 In addition to the Afrique Collection, Ulta will be rolling out all of Juvia's Place's products, starting online — on July 22, as previously mentioned — and then in stores starting the last week of September. Marci Robin, Allure, "Juvia's Place Is Coming to Ulta the Same Day It Launches the New Afrique Collection," 18 July 2018 The Caledonian Sleeper travels from London to northern Scotland, and is rolling out new carriages in time for high season. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 As part of the tour, Wen is learning about local initiatives that could be rolled out at clinics across the country. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "The New President Of Planned Parenthood Has Big Plans For The Future," 14 Mar. 2019 Now, Epic is laying out a roadmap to share that cross-platform architecture with other developers as part of a free SDK that will be rolled out next year. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Epic opens Fortnite’s cross-platform services for free to other devs," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of rollout


1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1884, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of rollout was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of rollout

: an occasion when a new product or service is first offered for sale or use

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a strong desire or propensity

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