scroll

[skrohl]
noun
1.
a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, especially one with writing on it: a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
2.
something, especially an ornament, resembling a partly unrolled sheet of paper or having a spiral or coiled form.
3.
a list, roll, roster, or schedule.
4.
(in Japanese and Chinese art) a painting or text on silk or paper that is either displayed on a wall (hanging scroll) or held by the viewer (hand scroll) and is rolled up when not in use. Compare kakemono, makimono.
5.
the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
6.
a note, message, or other piece of writing.
verb (used with object)
7.
to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
8.
Computers. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.
verb (used without object)
9.
Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English scrowle; blend of scrow, aphetic variant of escrow and rowle roll

scroll-like, adjective
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scroll (skrəʊl)
 
n
1.  a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
2.  an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
3.  a.  a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
 b.  (as modifier): a scroll saw
 c.  (in combination): scrollwork
 
vb
4.  (tr) to saw into scrolls
5.  to roll up like a scroll
6.  computing to move (text) from right to left or up and down on a screen in order to view text that cannot be contained within a single display image
 
[C15 scrowle, from scrowe, from Old French escroe scrap of parchment, but also influenced by roll]

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Word Origin & History

scroll
c.1400, "roll of parchment or paper," altered (by association with rolle "roll") from scrowe (early 13c.), from Anglo-Fr. escrowe, O.Fr. escroe "scrap, roll of parchment," from Frank. *skroda "shred" (cf. M.Du. schroode "shred," O.H.G. scrot "piece cut off," Ger. Schrot "log, block, small shot"), from
P.Gmc. *skrautha "something cut." The verb meaning "to write down in a scroll" is recorded from c.1600; sense of "show a few lines at a time" (on a computer or TV screen) first recorded 1981. Related: Scrolled; scrolling.
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Computing Dictionary

SCROLL definition


String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.
["SCROLL - A Pattern Recording Language", M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].
(1994-12-01)

scroll definition

interface
(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.
(2001-04-27)
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Example sentences
Once your eyes take over, you no longer have to physically scroll down a page.
Using your fingers, scroll down to continue reading an article.
Your only option is to painstakingly scroll through your favorites and extract
  any relevant information from them manually.
Scroll down to see the data sliced and diced in various different ways.
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