A rolled up piece of paper is a scroll. If you write a poem on a sheet of paper, roll it up, and tie it with a ribbon, you can call it a scroll.

Before books existed, people wrote stories or important information on parchment or papyrus and rolled them into scrolls for easy storage and transport. Sometimes, a scroll would serve as a work of art, a decorated tale that would occasionally be unrolled and displayed. These days, when you scroll through something, you're probably reading it on a computer, moving down the screen.

Definitions of scroll

n a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)

Dead Sea scrolls
(Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s
(Judaism) the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther; traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate Purim
(Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
Type of:
holograph, manuscript
handwritten book or document

n a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, whorl
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(botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
Type of:
round shape
a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

v move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen

Scroll down to see the entire text”
Type of:
go or proceed from one point to another

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