Definition of Scroll

1. Noun. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

Exact synonyms: Coil, Curl, Curlicue, Gyre, Ringlet, Roll, Whorl
Specialized synonyms: Corolla, Calyx, Verticil
Generic synonyms: Round Shape
Derivative terms: Coil, Coil, Curl, Curl, Curl, Roll, Roll, Roll



2. Verb. Move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen. "Scroll down to see the entire text"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
Exact synonyms: Roll
Generic synonyms: Holograph, Manuscript
Specialized synonyms: Dead Sea Scrolls
Specialized synonyms: Megillah, Torah

Definition of Scroll

1. n. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.

Definition of Scroll

1. Noun. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list. ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. Scroll-shaped end of a violin. ¹

5. Noun. (geometry) a skew surface. ¹

6. Verb. (computing transitive) To change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel. ¹

7. Verb. (computing intransitive) To move in or out of view horizontally or vertically. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scroll

1. to move text across a display screen [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scroll

1. 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. 4) "Here is the scroll of every man's name." (Shak) 2. 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. 4. Same as Skew surface. See Skew. Linen scroll, 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 Saw. Origin: A dim. Of OE. Scroue, scrowe (whence E. Escrow), OF. Escroe, escroue, F. Ecrou 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scroll

scrofuloses
scrofulosis
scrofulous
scrofulous keratitis
scrofulous rhinitis
scrofulously
scrofulousness
scrofulæ
scrog
scroggie
scroggier
scroggiest
scroggin
scroggy
scrogs
scroll (current term)
scroll bar
scroll bars
scroll bones
scroll ear
scroll saw
scroll wheel
scroll wheels
scrollable
scrollback
scrollbar
scrollbars
scrolled
scroller
scrollers

Literary usage of Scroll

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1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"scroll-chuck. (Lathe.) A device for holding and centering work in the lathe. ... The s<iw follows a scroll or other ornament, according to a pattern or ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"1480. a conventual establishment for the copying of manuscripts. scroll. ... Vitruvian scroll. A scroll of great simplicity, without leafage or the ..."

3. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"Japanned scroll-Top High Chest of Drawers, 1720-30 93 91. scroll-Top High Chest of Drawers, about 1725 94 92. scroll-Top High Chest of Drawers, 1730 95 93. ..."

4. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"A scroll or the word seal after the signature is sufficient. Colorado, Mills Stat. ... A scroll or device used as a seal has the same effect as a seal. ..."

5. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1895)
"The spiral scroll ornament of modern India is a mixture and survival of the two. ... The spiral scroll is absolutely foreign to the ornamental systems of ..."

6. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1907)
"The spiral scroll ornament of modern India is a mixture and survival of ... The spiral scroll is absolutely foreign to the ornamental system^ of Polynesia. ..."

7. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1895)
"The spiral scroll ornament of modern India is a mixture and survival of the two. ... The spiral scroll is absolutely foreign to the ornamental systems of ..."

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