See under scroll(def 5).
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Definition for hand scroll (2 of 2)
[ skrohl ]
/ skroʊl /
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.
Origin of scroll
OTHER WORDS FROM scrollscroll-like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hand scroll
/ (skrəʊl) /
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
(tr) 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
Word Origin for scroll
C15 scrowle, from scrowe, from Old French escroe scrap of parchment, but also influenced by roll
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