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Definitions for scroll
skroʊlscroll

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrollnoun

    a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

  2. scroll, rollverb

    a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

  3. scrollverb

    move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen

    "Scroll down to see the entire text"

Wiktionary

  1. scrollnoun

    A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.

  2. scrollnoun

    An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.

  3. scrollnoun

    A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal. [U.S.] Alexander Mansfield Burrill.

  4. scrollnoun

    Scroll-shaped end of a violin.

  5. scrollnoun

    a skew surface.

  6. scrollverb

    To change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel.

    She scrolled the offending image out of view.

  7. scrollverb

    To move in or out of view horizontally or vertically.

    The rising credits slowly scrolled off the screen.

  8. Etymology: A diminutive of scroue, scrowe, scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Scrollnoun

    A writing wrapped up.

    Etymology: Supposed by John Minsheu to be corrupted from roll; by Stephen Skinner derived from escrouelle, a shrimp given by the heralds: whence parchment, wrapped up into a resembling form, has the same name. It may be observed, that a gaoler's list of prisoners is escrou.

    His chamber all was hanged about with rolls,
    And old records from ancient times deriv’d;
    Some made in books, some in long parchment scrolls,
    That were all worm-eaten, and full of canker holes. Edmund Spenser.

    Accept this scroll,
    Which, in right of Richard Plantagenet,
    We do exhibit to your majesty. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    See’st thou this letter, take it up,
    And give the king this fatal plotted scroll. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andr.

    We’ll add a royal number to the dead,
    Gracing the scroll, that tells of this war’s loss,
    With slaughter coupled to the name of kings. William Shakespeare.

    Here is the scroll of every man’s name, which is thought fit through all Athens to play in our interlude. William Shakespeare.

    A Numidian priest, bellowing out certain superstitious charms, cast divers scrolls of paper on each side the way, wherein he cursed and banned the Christians. Richard Knolles.

    He drew forth a scroll of parchment, and delivered it to our foremost man. Francis Bacon.

    Such follow him, as shall be register’d;
    Part good, part bad: of bad the longer scroll. John Milton.

    With this epistolary scroll,
    Receive the partner of my inmost soul. Matthew Prior.

    Yet if he wills, may change or spoil the whole;
    May take yon’ beauteous, mystick, starry roll,
    And burn it, like an useless parchment scroll. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. Scroll

    A scroll (from the Old French escroe or escroue), also known as a roll, is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper containing writing.

ChatGPT

  1. scroll

    A scroll is a roll of parchment, paper, or other material, used for writing, drawing, or painting on, typically intended to be rolled up for storage and unrolled for use, often used in ancient times as a means to document information. In a digital context, it refers to the act of moving displayed text or graphics up, down, or across on a computer screen, in order to view different parts of them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrollnoun

    a roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list

  2. Scrollnoun

    an ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern

  3. Scrollnoun

    a mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal

  4. Scrollnoun

    same as Skew surface. See under Skew

  5. Etymology: [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E. escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. crou entry in the jail book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD. schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf. Shred, Escrow.]

Wikidata

  1. Scroll

    A scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scroll

    skrōl, n. a roll of paper or parchment: a writing in the form of a roll: a rough draft of anything: a schedule: a flourish added to a person's signature as a substitute for a seal: in hydraulics, a spiral water-way placed round a turbine to regulate the flow of water: (anat.) a turbinate bone: (archit.) a spiral ornament, the volute of the Ionic and Corinthian capitals.—v.t. to draft: to write in rough outline.—adj. Scrolled, formed into a scroll: ornamented with scrolls.—ns. Scroll′-head, an ornamental piece at the bow of a vessel; Scroll′-wheel, a cog-wheel in the form of a scroll; Scroll′-work, ornamental work of scroll-like character. [O. Fr. escroue, acc. to Skeat from Old Dut. schroode, a shred.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scroll in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scroll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scroll in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Maddow:

    If you scroll down and scroll down and scroll down, eventually you do get — they do ultimately get to, oh yeah, 100,000 Americans dead, they do get to it eventually.

  2. Laurent Chapon:

    The idea is essentially like a CT scanner where you would take an image of a person, a three-dimensional image of a person and you can slice through it to see the different organs, we... shine very intense light through (the scroll) and then detect on the other side a number of two-dimensional images. From that we reconstruct a three-dimensional volume of the object... to actually read the text in a non-destructive manner.

  3. Jared Wilson:

    [I] scroll[ed] through the comments for hours and could not stop laughing.

  4. Laurent Chapon:

    We... shine very intense light through (the scroll) and then detect on the other side a number of two-dimensional images. From that we reconstruct a three-dimensional volume of the object... to actually read the text in a non-destructive manner.

  5. William Ernest Henley, From the poem "Invictus":

    It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

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