- 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.
This scroll is the Torah.
scroll definition by Webster's New World
- 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.
Origin: Middle English scrowle, altered (? by associated, association with rowle, variant, variety of rolle, roll) ; from scrowe ; from Old French escroue: see escrow
- scrolled adjective
scroll definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- To inscribe on a scroll.
- To roll up into a scroll.
- To ornament with a scroll.
- Computer Science 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: Middle English scrowle, alteration (influenced by rolle, roll) of scrowe, from Old French escroue, escroe, strip of parchment, scroll, of Germanic 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.