roll·out | \ ˈrōl-ˌau̇t \

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


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 plan, outlined in a filing Friday afternoon in San Diego federal court, aims to process about 200 children age 5 and older per day, with a rollout this weekend. Kristina Davis,, "Trump administration outlines plan to reunify remaining 2,500 separated children," 14 July 2018 In June, McDonald’s announced their plans to phase out plastic straws in their European stores with a possible future rollout of the policy in the U.S., BBC reports. Madison Roberts,, "Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws in All Stores Worldwide," 9 July 2018 Covered California, now in its fifth year, weathered a rocky rollout marred by technical mishaps. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "Shaped by AIDS crisis, Covered California’s leader champions health access," 20 May 2018 The company had been planning on a rollout next Tuesday, but is scrambling to catch up after pundit Bob Lefsetz published his thoughts about the service after seeing a demo from Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s ambassador to the music business. Peter Kafka, Recode, "YouTube is going to charge more to see ad-free shows like ‘Cobra Kai’," 17 May 2018 And over the next few months there will be a rollout of 100 dinners across the city where these different people sit down across from each other. Gabriel Kahn, Los Angeles Magazine, "Could Straight-Talking City Councilman Herb Wesson Be L.A.’s Next Mayor?," 9 May 2018 And both companies are routinely making announcements about their individual 5G plans and continued tests as the road to a consumer rollout continues. Chris Welch, The Verge, "What a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would look like," 30 Apr. 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the White House, but there won't be a red-carpet rollout for her like the one French President Emmanuel Macron got. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things for April 27: North & South Korea, Cosby, White House, Iran-Israel, Brokaw," 27 Apr. 2018 Ahead of the announcement, Judge Hardiman’s supporters began preparing Monday for a rollout in the event the president selected him to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Trump Settles on Supreme Court Selection, but Mum for Now," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The chain plans to roll out compostable or paper straws and strawless lids for iced coffee and tea at stores, including 264 in Maryland. Lorraine Mirabella,, "More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws," 13 July 2018 The pilot was successful, and Strang expects to roll out the district’s Amazon Business account at all the schools sometime in the fall. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Governmental bodies jumping on Amazon bandwagon," 12 July 2018 The new plans are expected to be rolled out later this week. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Sprint Introducing New 'Unlimited Plus' Plans With Tidal Music Streaming Subscription Bundle," 12 July 2018 The owners plan to roll out weekend brunch in the next few weeks. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 May plans to roll out the red carpet for Trump and … Melania Trump at a gala supper Thursday at Blenheim Palace … and at a luncheon Friday at Chequers. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Leaked recordings of Ga. governor candidate highlight why people mistrust politicians," 11 July 2018 Now, back to the first question: Is Lewerke getting his due as the college football previews and lists and rankings continue to roll out? Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Forget the rankings. MSU's Brian Lewerke could be Big Ten's best QB," 11 July 2018 Walgreens aims to roll out blood tests for medical conditions. The Economist, "Amazon takes a big step into online pharma," 5 July 2018 Fifteen different original films and TV shows are rolling out in July alone, and August doesn’t look much lighter. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "AT&T plans to expand HBO, but could destroy it in the process," 11 July 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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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