roll - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a long piece of film, paper, carpet etc, rolled into the shape of a tube
    roll of:

    We used ten rolls of wallpaper.

    The professionals are used to moving heavy rolls of carpet around.

  2. 2
    bread in the form of a small round or long shape

    a buttered roll

     Synonyms and related words
    See also sausage roll
  3. 3
    [usually singular] the action of turning over or of rolling from side to side

    The constant roll of the ship made her feel ill.

  4. 5

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    a continuous low sound made by drums or thunder
  5. 6
    a thick layer of skin or fat, usually around someone’s neck or waist