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Meaning of TROLL

Pronunciation:  trowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Scandinavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  2. [v]  speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
  3. [v]  praise or celebrate in song; "All tongues shall troll you"
  4. [v]  sing loudly and without inhibition
  5. [v]  angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
  6. [v]  sing the parts of (a round) in succession
  7. [v]  cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"
  8. [v]  circulate, move around

TROLL is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: angle, circle, circulate, mouth, mythical creature, mythical monster, praise, roll, sing, sing, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, wheel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Troll\, n. [Icel. troll. Cf. {Droll}, {Trull}.] (Scand.
    A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive
    size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves,
    hills, and like places; a witch.
    {Troll flower}. (Bot.) Same as {Globeflower}
    (a) .
  2. \Troll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Trolling}.] [OE. trollen to roll, F. tr[^o]ler, Of. troller
    to drag about, to ramble; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. G.
    trollen to roll, ramble, sich trollen to be gone; or perhaps
    for trotler, fr. F. trotter to trot (cf. {Trot}.). Cf.
    1. To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
             To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye.
    2. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
             Then doth she troll to the bowl.      --Gammer
             Troll the brown bowl.                 --Sir W.
    3. To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a
       catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
             Will you troll the catch ?            --Shak.
             His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd, By
             wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.     --Hudibras.
    4. To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn
       along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
    5. To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
             With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
  3. \Troll\, v. i.
    1. To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a
       coach and six.
    2. To move rapidly; to wag. --F. Beaumont.
    3. To take part in trolling a song.
    4. To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to
       fish by drawing the hook through the water.
             Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that
             abounded in fish.                     --Bancroft.
  4. \Troll\, n.
    1. The act of moving round; routine; repetition. --Burke.
    2. A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch;
       a round.
             Thence the catch and troll, while ``Laughter,
             holding both his sides,'' sheds tears to song and
             ballad pathetic on the woes of married life. --Prof.
    3. A trolley.
    {Troll plate} (Mach.), a rotative disk with spiral ribs or
       grooves, by which several pieces, as the jaws of a chuck,
       can be brought together or spread radially.
Computing Dictionary
  1. An array language for continuous simulation, econometric modelling or statistical analysis.

    ["TROLL Reference Manual", D0062, Info Proc Services, MIT (1973-76)].

  2. An electronic mail message, usenet posting or other (electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect, but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their minds.