Found 2 items, similar to troll.
English → English
n 1: (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a
dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or
in the mountains
2: a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice
starts and others join in one after another until all are
singing different parts of the song at the same time;
“they enjoyed singing rounds”
3: a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling; “he used a
spinner as his troll”
4: angling by drawing a baited line through the water [syn: trolling
v 1: circulate, move around
2: cause to move round and round; “The child trolled her hoop”
3: sing the parts of (a round) in succession
4: angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
5: sing loudly and without inhibition
6: praise or celebrate in song; “All tongues shall troll you”
7: speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
English → English
, n. [Icel. troll. Cf. Droll
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.
. (Bot.) Same as Globeflower
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trolled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. trollen to roll, F. tr[^o]ler, 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
1. To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye.
2. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
Then doth she troll to the bowl. --Gammer
Troll the brown bowl. --Sir W.
3. To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a
catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
Will you troll the catch ? --Shak.
His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd,
By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud. --Hudibras.
4. To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn
along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
5. To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
, v. i.
1. To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a
coach and six.
2. To move rapidly; to wag. --F. Beaumont.
3. To take part in trolling a song.
4. To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to
fish by drawing the hook through the water.
Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that
abounded in fish. --Bancroft.
1. The act of moving round; routine; repetition. --Burke.
2. A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch;
Thence the catch and troll, while “Laughter,
holding both his sides,”
sheds tears to song and
ballad pathetic on the woes of married life. --Prof.
3. A trolley.
(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.