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troll 1

 (trōl)
v. trolled, troll·ing, trolls
v.tr.
1.
a. To fish for by trailing a baited line from behind a slowly moving boat.
b. To fish in by trailing a baited line: troll the lake for bass.
c. To trail (a baited line) in fishing.
2.
a. To move around in (an area) or go to (different places) searching for something: "The players cautiously refrain from saying anything candid to the press trolling the clubhouse" (David Grann).
b. To examine or search through: trolling the classifieds for a cheap car.
3. Music
a. To sing in succession the parts of (a round, for example).
b. To sing heartily: troll a carol.
4. To post inflammatory or irrelevant material on (an electronic forum) to provoke responses.
v.intr.
1. To fish by trailing a line, as from a moving boat.
2.
a. To stroll along or wander: "As he was extremely early, he trolled past the community center" (David Bezmozgis).
b. To move around in an area or go to different places searching for something.
c. To examine or search through something: trolling through old family photos looking for a picture of my aunt.
3. Music To sing heartily or gaily.
n.
1.
a. The act of trolling for fish.
b. A lure, such as a spoon or spinner, that is used for trolling.
2. Music A vocal composition in successive parts; a round.
3.
a. A person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously.
b. The material so posted.

[Middle English trollen, to wander about, from Old French troller, of Germanic origin. N., senses 3a and b, influenced by troll.]

troll′er n.

troll 2

 (trōl)
n.
1. A supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore, variously portrayed as a friendly or mischievous dwarf or as a giant, that lives in caves, in the hills, or under bridges.
2. Derogatory A person, especially an older gay man, considered to be unpleasant or ugly.

[Old Norse.]

troll

(trəʊl)
vb
1. (Angling) angling
a. to draw (a baited line, etc) through the water, often from a boat
b. to fish (a stretch of water) by trolling
c. to fish (for) by trolling
2. to roll or cause to roll
3. (Music, other) archaic to sing (a refrain, chorus, etc) or (of a refrain, etc) to be sung in a loud hearty voice
4. (intr) informal Brit to walk or stroll
5. (intr) homosexual slang to stroll around looking for sexual partners; cruise
6. (Computer Science) (intr) computing slang to post deliberately inflammatory articles on an internet discussion board
n
7. the act or an instance of trolling
8. (Angling) angling a bait or lure used in trolling, such as a spinner
9. (Computer Science) computing slang a person who submits deliberately inflammatory articles to an internet discussion
[C14: from Old French troller to run about; related to Middle High German trollen to run with short steps]
ˈtroller n

troll

(trəʊl)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in Scandinavian folklore) one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs or as giants
[C19: from Old Norse: demon; related to Danish trold]

troll1

(troʊl)

v.t.
1. to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
2. to sing in the manner of a round or catch.
3. to fish in (a body of water) by trailing a line behind a slow-moving boat.
4. to cause to turn round and round; roll.
v.i.
5. to sing.
6. to be uttered or sounded in such tones.
7. to fish by trolling.
8. to roll; turn round and round.
9. to move nimbly, as the tongue in speaking.
n.
10. a song whose parts are sung in succession; a round.
11. the act of trolling.
12. the lure or hook, with or without the attached line, used in trolling.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to roll, stroll; compare Middle French troller to run here and there, Middle High German trollen to walk or run with short steps]
troll′er, n.

troll2

(troʊl)

n.
(in Scandinavian folklore) any of a race of supernatural beings, usu. hostile to humans, who live underground or in caves.
[1610–20; < Old Norse troll demon]

troll

- Originally a witch or sorceress.
See also related terms for witch.

troll


Past participle: trolled
Gerund: trolling

Imperative
troll
troll
Present
I troll
you troll
he/she/it trolls
we troll
you troll
they troll
Preterite
I trolled
you trolled
he/she/it trolled
we trolled
you trolled
they trolled
Present Continuous
I am trolling
you are trolling
he/she/it is trolling
we are trolling
you are trolling
they are trolling
Present Perfect
I have trolled
you have trolled
he/she/it has trolled
we have trolled
you have trolled
they have trolled
Past Continuous
I was trolling
you were trolling
he/she/it was trolling
we were trolling
you were trolling
they were trolling
Past Perfect
I had trolled
you had trolled
he/she/it had trolled
we had trolled
you had trolled
they had trolled
Future
I will troll
you will troll
he/she/it will troll
we will troll
you will troll
they will troll
Future Perfect
I will have trolled
you will have trolled
he/she/it will have trolled
we will have trolled
you will have trolled
they will have trolled
Future Continuous
I will be trolling
you will be trolling
he/she/it will be trolling
we will be trolling
you will be trolling
they will be trolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trolling
you have been trolling
he/she/it has been trolling
we have been trolling
you have been trolling
they have been trolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trolling
you will have been trolling
he/she/it will have been trolling
we will have been trolling
you will have been trolling
they will have been trolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trolling
you had been trolling
he/she/it had been trolling
we had been trolling
you had been trolling
they had been trolling
Conditional
I would troll
you would troll
he/she/it would troll
we would troll
you would troll
they would troll
Past Conditional
I would have trolled
you would have trolled
he/she/it would have trolled
we would have trolled
you would have trolled
they would have trolled

troll

A person who posts deliberately inflammatory messages on newsgroups, forums, or blog comment threads with the intention of provoking angry responses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountainstroll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
2.troll - a partsong in which voices follow each othertroll - 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"
partsong - a song with two or more voice parts
3.troll - a fisherman's lure that is used in trollingtroll - a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling; "he used a spinner as his troll"
fish lure, fisherman's lure - (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
4.troll - angling by drawing a baited line through the watertroll - angling by drawing a baited line through the water
angling - fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
Verb1.troll - circulate, move aroundtroll - circulate, move around    
circle, circulate - move in circles
2.troll - cause to move round and roundtroll - cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"
roll, wheel - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
3.troll - sing the parts of (a round) in successiontroll - sing the parts of (a round) in succession
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
4.troll - angle with a hook and line drawn through the watertroll - angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
angle - fish with a hook
5.troll - sing loudly and without inhibitiontroll - sing loudly and without inhibition  
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
6.troll - praise or celebrate in songtroll - praise or celebrate in song; "All tongues shall troll you"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
7.troll - speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voicetroll - speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
Translations
مارِد: مَخْلوق خُرافي
troll
trold
peikko
mitológiai lény
jarîálfur, tröll
trolis
trollis
troll
troll
troll

troll

[trəʊl] Ngnomo m, duende m

troll

1
n (Myth) → Troll m

troll

2
vi (inf: = walk) → laufen

troll

[trəʊl] ntroll m inv

troll

(trəul) noun
an imaginary creature of human-like form, very ugly and evil-tempered.
References in classic literature ?
I won't go,' said the old troll, 'unless you lend me the gold chess-board.
The old troll now went out with the gold chess-board, and down to the river, and was about to take a drink, when Ring and Snati came upon him, took the chess-board from him, and threw him into the river.
Then they burned the old troll and her to ashes, and explored the cave, where they found plenty of gold and treasures.
They went up above the cave, and found a window in it, through which they looked, and saw four trolls lying asleep beside the fire, over which a large porridge-pot was hanging.
But my song I troll out, for CHRISTMAS Stout, The hearty, the true, and the bold; A bumper I drain, and with might and main Give three cheers for this Christmas old
He selected some pieces of wood, cut them carefully, and fit them together in a way no troll ever had.
An AK troll who tweets under the username "@eweressst" afterwards described GE-zel as a "characterless person" who only deserves the response "HoE-E-t
The Troll oil and gas adventure started with the awarding of the fourth licensing round in 1979.
Joined by Academy and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) as Princess Poppy, the two embark on a hair-raising adventure as the globally iconic Trolls make their motion picture debut.
John Carl Buechler stated, "The original TROLL film has achieved cult status, and based upon its success we believed that the timing was right to produce an updated 3D animated version for a whole new generation of filmgoers.
If companies are acting like the bridge troll in the Three Billy Goats Gruff, why cant some of the most brilliant minds agree on ways to curtail these modern-day trolls?
Troll 3 to 5 knots into the current and 5 to 8 knots with the current.