Definitions for: Scroll


[n] a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
[n] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
[v] (computer science) move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen; "Scroll down to see the entire text"



Webster (1913) Definition: Scroll, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E.
escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]crou 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.]
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. (Arch.) 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. [U.S.] --Burrill.

4. (Geom.) Same as Skew surface. See under Skew.

Linen scroll (Arch.) See under Linen.

Scroll chuck (Mach.), 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 under Saw.

Synonyms: coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, roll, whorl

See Also: calyx, corolla, Dead Sea scrolls, holograph, manuscript, move, round shape, verticil

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