Scroll Definition

skrōl
scrolls
noun
scrolls
A roll of parchment, paper, etc., usually with writing or pictures on it.
Webster's New World
An ancient book in the form of a rolled manuscript.
Webster's New World
A list of names; roll; roster.
The scroll of fame.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of reading items in a scrolling display.
Webster's New World
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verb
scrolls
To inscribe on a scroll.
American Heritage
To roll up into a scroll.
American Heritage
To display (lines of text, television credits, etc.) by moving them vertically or horizontally on a video screen.
Webster's New World
To ornament with a scroll.
American Heritage
To cause displayed text or graphics to move up, down, or across the screen.
Scrolled down to the end of the document.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Scroll

Noun

Singular:
scroll
Plural:
scrolls

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

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