Scroll meaning

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A list or schedule of names.
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(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.

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To inscribe on a scroll.
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To roll up into a scroll.
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To ornament with a scroll.
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To cause displayed text or graphics to move up, down, or across the screen.

Scrolled down to the end of the document.

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To appear onscreen and roll by.
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A roll of parchment, paper, etc., usually with writing or pictures on it.
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An ancient book in the form of a rolled manuscript.
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A list of names; roll; roster.

The scroll of fame.

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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.
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The act or an instance of reading items in a scrolling display.
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To display (lines of text, television credits, etc.) by moving them vertically or horizontally on a video screen.
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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.
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A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.
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(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.
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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.
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Scroll-shaped end of a violin.
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(geometry) A skew surface.
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(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.

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(intransitive) To move in or out of view horizontally or vertically.

The rising credits slowly scrolled off the screen.

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(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!

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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.

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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.

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An ornament or ornamental design that resembles a partially rolled scroll of paper, as the volute in Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
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(music) The curved head on an instrument of the violin family.
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(heraldry) A ribbon inscribed with a motto.
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Origin of scroll

  • Middle English scrowle alteration (influenced by rolle roll) of scrowe from Old French escroue, escroe strip of parchment, scroll of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A diminutive of Old English scroue, scrowe, Late Latin scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin.

    From Wiktionary