Meaning of scroll

scroll

Pronunciation: (skrōl), [key]
— n.
  1. a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, esp. one with writing on it: a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
  2. something, esp. 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 wallor held by the viewerand is rolled up when not in use. Cf.
  5. the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
  6. a note, message, or other piece of writing.
—v.t.
  1. to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
  2. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.
—v.i.
  1. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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