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troll

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

trolln. [Icel. troll. Cf. Droll, Trull.].
     A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch.  [1913 Webster]
Troll flower. (Bot.) Same as Globeflower (a).
trollv. t. [OE. trollen to roll, F. trôler, Of. troller to drag about, to ramble; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. G. trollen to roll, ramble, sich trollen to be gone; or perhaps for trotler, fr. F. trotter to trot (cf. Trot.). Cf. Trawl.].
  •  To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.  [1913 Webster]
    "To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then doth she troll to the bowl."  [1913 Webster]
    "Troll the brown bowl."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.  [1913 Webster]
    "Will you troll the catch ?"  [1913 Webster]
    "His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd,
    By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.  [1913 Webster]
    "With patient angle trolls the finny deep."  [1913 Webster]
trollv. i. 
  •  To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move rapidly; to wag.  F. Beaumont.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take part in trolling a song.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to fish by drawing the hook through the water.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish."  [1913 Webster]
trolln. 
  •  The act of moving round; routine; repetition.  Burke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch; a round.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thence the catch and troll, while “Laughter, holding both his sides,” sheds tears to song and ballad pathetic on the woes of married life."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A trolley.  [1913 Webster]
Troll plate (Mach.), a rotative disk with spiral ribs or grooves, by which several pieces, as the jaws of a chuck, can be brought together or spread radially.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

troll, n. (in Scandinavian folklore) a fabulous being, esp. a giant or dwarf dwelling in a cave.

troll, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. sing out in a carefree jovial manner.
2 tr. & intr. fish by drawing bait along in the water.
3 intr. esp. Brit. walk, stroll.
--n.
1 the act of trolling for fish.
2 a line or bait used in this.

Derivative
troller n.
Etymology
ME 'stroll, roll': cf. OF troller quest, MHG trollen stroll

THESAURUS

troll

Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Echidna, Gorgon, Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, advance, angle, anthem, bait the hook, ballad, bob, bowl, bunt, butt, canon, carol, catch, centaur, chant, chimera, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, clam, cockatrice, croon, dap, descant, dib, dibble, do-re-mi, drag, draggle, dragon, drake, draw, drive, fish, fly-fish, forward, fugato, fugue, furl, gig, go fishing, griffin, grig, guddle, hale, haul, heave, hippocampus, hum, hymn, impel, intonate, intone, jack, jacklight, jig, lilt, lug, mermaid, merman, minstrel, move, net, nixie, ogre, ogress, pedal, pipe, pole, propel, psalm, pull, push, quaver, roc, roll, roll up, rondeau, rondino, rondo, rondoletto, roulade, round, roundelay, row, salamander, satyr, sea horse, sea serpent, seine, serenade, shake, shove, shrimp, shunt, sing, sing in chorus, siren, snake, sol-fa, solmizate, spin, still-fish, sweep, sweep along, take in tow, thrust, torch, tow, trail, train, trawl, treadle, tremolo, trill, trundle, tug, tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, unicorn, vampire, vocalize, warble, werewolf, whale, whistle, windigo, xiphopagus, yodel, zombie

ROGET THESAURUS

troll

Demon

N demon, daemon, demonry, demonology, evil genius, fiend, familiar, daeva, devil, bad spirit, unclean spirit, cacodemon, incubus, Eblis, shaitan, succubus, succuba, Frankenstein's monster, Titan, Shedim, Mephistopheles, Asmodeus, Moloch, Belial, Ahriman, fury, harpy, Friar Rush, vampire, ghoul, afreet, barghest, Loki, ogre, ogress, gnome, gin, jinn, imp, deev, lamia, bogie, bogeyman, bogle, nis, kobold, flibbertigibbet, fairy, brownie, pixy, elf, dwarf, urchin, Puck, Robin Goodfellow, leprechaun, Cluricaune, troll, dwerger, sprite, ouphe, bad fairy, nix, nixie, pigwidgeon, will-o'-the wisp, ghost, revenant, specter, apparition, spirit, shade, shadow, vision, hobglobin, goblin, orc, wraith, spook, boggart, banshee, loup-garou, lemures, evil eye, merman, mermaid, merfolk, siren, satyr, faun, manito, manitou, manitu, possession, demonic possession, diabolic possession, insanity, Maxwell's demon, demoniac, demonic, demonical, impish, demoniacal, fiendish, fiend-like, supernatural, weird, uncanny, unearthly, spectral, ghostly, ghost-like, elfin, elvin, elfish, elflike, haunted, pokerish, possessed, possessed by a devil, possessed by a demon, demonically.

Velocity

VB move quickly, trip, fisk, speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle, scud, scuddle, scour, scour the plain, scamper, run like mad, beat it, fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush, cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel, scorch, burn up the track, rush, dash on, dash off, dash forward, bolt, trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom, march in quick time, march in double time, ride hard, get over the ground, hurry, accelerate, put on, quicken, quicken one's pace, mend one's pace, clap spurs to one's horse, make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way, put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score, carry sail, crowd sail, go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground, outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind, keep up with, keep pace with, outstrip, outmarch.

Rotation

VB rotate, roll along, revolve, spin, turn round, circumvolve, circulate, gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette, twirl, trundle, troll, bowl, roll up, furl, wallow, welter, box the compass, spin like a top, spin like a teetotum, spin out.


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