hanging scroll


noun

See under scroll(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. hanging indentation,
  2. hanging indention,
  3. hanging lie,
  4. hanging pawn,
  5. hanging post,
  6. hanging step,
  7. hanging stile,
  8. hanging valley,
  9. hanging wall,
  10. hangingfly

scroll

[skrohl]

noun

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

1350–1400; Middle English scrowle; blend of scrow, aphetic variant of escrow and rowle roll

Related formsscroll-like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hanging scroll

scroll

noun

a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
  1. a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
  2. (as modifier)a scroll saw
  3. (in combination)scrollwork

verb

(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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Word Origin and History for hanging scroll
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