What is scroll?

  • (verb): Move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen.
    Example: "Scroll down to see the entire text"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration.

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Speech Scroll
... A speech scroll, also called a banderole or phylactery in art history, is an illustrative device denoting speech, song, or, in rarer cases, other types of sound ... While European speech scrolls were drawn as if they were an actual unfurled scroll, Mesoamerican speech scrolls are merely scroll-shaped, looking much like a question mark ...
Tikkun Megillat Hashoah
... Megillat Hashoah (the Holocaust scroll) presented a six chapter account of those dark days in a small booklet ... Synagogue to turn this booklet into a kasher scroll that could be read by the community on Yom Hashoah ... depth and meaning to the text, the scroll has been turned into a tikkun - a copyists guide - explaining the journey of the booklet to scroll and detailing the rules so that scribes over ...
Scroll (music)
... A scroll is the decoratively carved end of the neck of certain stringed instruments, mainly members of the violin family ... The scroll is typically carved in the shape of a volute (a rolled-up spiral) according to a canonical pattern, although some violins are adorned with carved heads, human and animal ... The quality of a scroll is one of the things used to judge the luthier's skill ...
Magic Item (Dungeons & Dragons) - Categories - Scrolls
... A magic scroll is a spell or collection of spells that has been stored in written form ... Once a spell has been cast from a scroll, the scroll can no longer be used to cast that spell ... The scroll must be magically deciphered before it can be used this can only be done by a member of the appropriate class for the spell ...
Scroll - Rolls
... Unlike scrolls, these are usually written down the length of the roll latitudinally ... Rolls may be wider than most scrolls, up to perhaps 60 cm or two feet wide ...

More definitions of "scroll":

  • (noun): A document that can be rolled up (as for storage).
    Synonyms: roll

Famous quotes containing the word scroll:

    I am the scroll of the poet behind which samurai swords are being sharpened.
    Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Prince Tatsugi (Frank Puglia)

    This is the Scroll of Thoth. Herein are set down the magic words by which Isis raised Osiris from the dead. Oh! Amon-Ra—Oh! God of Gods—Death is but the doorway to new life—We live today-we shall live again—In many forms shall we return-Oh, mighty one.
    John L. Balderston (1899–1954)