Meaning of troll


Pronunciation: (trōl), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
  2. to sing in the manner of a round or catch.
  3. to fish for or in with a moving line, working the line up or down with a rod, as in fishing for pike, or trailing the line behind a slow-moving boat.
  4. to move (the line or bait) in doing this.
  5. to cause to turn round and round; roll.
  6. to hand around, as a bowl of liquor at table.
  1. to sing with a full, rolling voice; give forth full, rolling tones.
  2. to be uttered or sounded in such tones.
  3. to fish by trolling.
  4. to roll; turn round and round.
  5. to move nimbly, as the tongue in speaking.
  1. a song whose parts are sung in succession; a round.
  2. the act of trolling.
  3. a lure used in trolling for fish.
  4. the fishing line containing the lure and hook for use in trolling.


Pronunciation: (trōl), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Scandinavian folklore) any of a race of supernatural beings, sometimes conceived as giants and sometimes as dwarfs, inhabiting caves or subterranean dwellings.
  2. a person who lives or sleeps in a park or under a viaduct or bridge, as a bag lady or derelict.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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