This scroll is the Torah.
- The definition of a scroll is a rolled up piece of printed or written material.
An example of a scroll is a Torah, the traditional Hebrew bible.
- To scroll is to move up and down or across a page on an electronic device using a mouse or touch screen.
Scroll means using your mouse to look at a website from top to bottom.
- a roll of parchment, paper, etc., usually with writing or pictures on it
- an ancient book in the form of a rolled manuscript
- a list of names; roll; roster: the scroll of fame
- anything having the form of a partly unrolled or loosely rolled sheet of paper, as the volute of an Ionic capital, or the ornamentally rolled end of the neck of a violin, etc.
- the act or an instance of reading items in a scrolling display
Origin of scrollMiddle English scrowle, altered (? by associated, association with rowle, variant, variety of rolle, roll) from scrowe from Old French escroue: see escrow
- a. A roll, as of parchment or papyrus, used especially for writing a document.b. An ancient book or volume written on such a roll.
- A list or schedule of names.
- An ornament or ornamental design that resembles a partially rolled scroll of paper, as the volute in Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
- Music The curved head on an instrument of the violin family.
- Heraldry A ribbon inscribed with a motto.
verbscrolled, scroll·ing, scrolls
- To inscribe on a scroll.
- To roll up into a scroll.
- To ornament with a scroll.
- Computers To cause (displayed text or graphics) to move up, down, or across the screen so that a line of text or graphics appears at one edge of the screen for each line that moves off the opposite edge: scroll a document; scroll a page of text.
- To cause displayed text or graphics to move up, down, or across the screen: scrolled down to the end of the document.
- To appear onscreen and roll by: “The information scrolls so fast it's unreadable” ( Creative Computing )
Origin of scrollMiddle English scrowle alteration ( influenced by rolle roll ) of scrowe from Old French escroue, escroe strip of parchment, scroll of Germanic origin
top: c. 1641 Dutch scroll of the Book of Esther
bottom: on a violin
- A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.
- (architecture) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
- 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.
- Scroll-shaped end of a violin.
- (geometry) a skew surface.
(third-person singular simple present scrolls, present participle scrolling, simple past and past participle scrolled)
- (computing) 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.
- (intransitive) To move in or out of view horizontally or vertically.
- The rising credits slowly scrolled off the screen.
- (Internet, intransitive) To flood a chat system with numerous lines of text, causing legitimate messages to scroll out of view before they can be read.
- Hey, stop scrolling!
A diminutive of Old English scroue, scrowe, Late Latin scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin.
scroll - Computer Definition
To continuously move forward, backward or sideways through the text and images on screen or within a window. Scrolling implies continuous and smooth movement, a line, character or pixel at a time, as if the data were on a paper scroll being rolled behind the screen. See auto scroll.