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Meaning of SCROLL

Pronunciation:  skrowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
  2. [n]  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  3. [v]  (computer science) move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen; "Scroll down to see the entire text"

SCROLL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, roll, whorl
 See Also: calyx, corolla, Dead Sea scrolls, holograph, manuscript, move, round shape, verticil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Scroll\, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E.
escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]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}.]
1. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a
   roll; a schedule; a list.

         The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll.
                                               --Isa. xxxiv.

         Here is the scroll of every man's name. --Shak.

2. (Arch.) 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. 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.] --Burrill.

4. (Geom.) Same as {Skew surface}. See under {Skew}.

{Linen scroll} (Arch.) See under {Linen}.

{Scroll chuck} (Mach.), an adjustable chuck, applicable to a
   lathe spindle, for centering and holding work, in which
   the jaws are adjusted and tightened simultaneously by
   turning a disk having in its face a spiral groove which is
   entered by teeth on the backs of the jaws.

{Scroll saw}. See under {Saw}.

Computing Dictionary
  1. String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.

    ["SCROLL - A Pattern Recording Language", M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].

  2. (From a scroll of paper) To change the portion of a document displayed in a window or on a vdu screen. In a graphical user interface, scrolling is usually controlled by the user via scroll bars, whereas on a VDU the text scrolls up automatically as lines of data are output at the bottom of the screen.