Meaning of SCROLL in English


I. scroll 1 /skrəʊl $ skroʊl/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Origin: scrow 'scroll' (13-17 centuries) , from Old French escroue 'piece of paper, scroll' ; influenced by roll ]

1 . a long piece of paper that can be rolled up, and is used as an official document

2 . a design shaped like a piece of rolled up paper

II. scroll 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]

to move information on a computer screen up or down so that you can read it

scroll through

He scrolled through the document.

scroll up/down

Could you scroll down a few lines?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.