Troll Troll, v. i. 1. To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six. [1913 Webster]

2. To move rapidly; to wag. --F. Beaumont. [1913 Webster]

3. To take part in trolling a song. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • troll — [ trɔl ] n. m. • 1842; mot suéd. ♦ Esprit, lutin des légendes scandinaves. ⊗ HOM. Trolle. ● troll nom masculin (suédois troll) Esprit malveillant du folklore scandinave, habitant les montagnes ou les forêts. ● troll (homonymes) nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Troll — Sm erw. exot. ass. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus den nordischen Sprachen (nschw. troll). Dieses aus anord. troll, tro̧ll n. unklarer Herkunft. Das nordische Wort fällt im Deutschen zusammen mit älterem trol Tölpel, ungeschlachter Mensch ,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Troll — Troll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trolling}.] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Troll — Troll, n. [Icel. troll. Cf. {Droll}, {Trull}.] (Scand. Myth.) 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Troll — Troll, n. 1. The act of moving round; routine; repetition. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Troll — »Kobold, Dämon«: Das im 17. Jh. aus dem Nord. (vgl. gleichbed. schwed. troll) entlehnte Substantiv hat sich mit einem heimischen Wort älter nhd. Troll (mhd. troll »grober, ungeschlachter Kerl«) vermischt, das wohl zu dem unter ↑ trollen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • troll — Ⅰ. troll [1] ► NOUN ▪ (in folklore) an ugly cave dwelling being depicted as either a giant or a dwarf. ORIGIN originally in the sense «witch»: from Old Norse and Swedish troll, Danish trold. Ⅱ. troll [2] ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • troll — UK US /trəʊl/ verb [I] ► to search in many places to find people or information you want, especially on the internet: »Eager to secure the company s future, he started trolling for merger partners. » troll for bargains/data/jobs ► MARKETING to… …   Financial and business terms

  • troll — s.m.inv. ES norv. {{wmetafile0}} TS mitol. nella mitologia nordica, essere maligno dall aspetto di gnomo o di gigante, che vive in luoghi solitari come boschi, montagne, caverne e sim. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1934. ETIMO: dal nord. ant. troll …   Dizionario italiano

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