a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, especially one with writing on it:
a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
something, especially an ornament, resembling a partly unrolled sheet of paper or having a spiral or coiled form.
a list, roll, roster, or schedule.
(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.
the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
a note, message, or other piece of writing.
verb (used with object)
to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
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)
Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.
a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
(as modifier): a scroll saw
(in combination): scrollwork
(transitive) to saw into scrolls
to roll up like a scroll
(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
String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.
[“SCROLL – A Pattern Recording Language”, M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].
(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.
adjective capable or permitting scrolling, pertaining movable or adjustable text and images Usage Note computing
- Scrollable list
operating system A list of information in a graphical user interface with a scroll bar, often used to present a list of choices. (1999-10-03)
- Scroll bar
graphics A widget found in graphical user interfaces and used to show and control (“scroll”) which portion of a document is currently visible in a window. A window may have a horizontal or, most often, vertical scroll bar or both. A vertical scroll bar is a narrow strip drawn up the side of the window […]
- Scroll bone
scroll bone n. Any of the turbinate bones.