1a roll of parchment or paper for writing on. an ancient book or document written on a scroll. an ornamental design or carving resembling a partly unrolled scroll of parchment, e.g. on the capital of a column, or at the end of a stringed instrument. Art
& Heraldry a depiction of a narrow ribbon bearing a motto or inscription.
2 [mass noun, usually as modifier] the facility which moves a display on a computer screen in order to view new material: if scroll is enabled, the window scrolls down switch the scroll lock off 1 [no object, with adverbial] move displayed text or graphics in a particular direction on a computer screen in order to view different parts of them:she scrolled through her file (of displayed text or graphics) move up, down, or across a computer screen: the words of the story begin scrolling up the screen
2 [with object] cause to move like paper rolling or unrolling:the wind scrolled back the uppermost layer of loose dust