Visit the forum if you have a language query!

troll

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Love is a tyrant sparing none.
Pierre Corneille
Jump to: navigation, search
See also Troll

English

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Norwegian, Swedish or Danish troll, from Old Norse troll, of unknown origin. Compare Swedish trolla, Danish trylle (to perform magical arts).

Noun

Singular
troll

Plural
{{{1}}}

troll ({{{1}}})
  1. (fantasy) A supernatural being, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.
  2. (slang) An ugly person of either sex.
Translations

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; compare Old French troller (to quest, to wander) (modern French trôler) and Middle High German trollen (to stroll)

Verb

Infinitive
to troll

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to troll (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To saunter, especially in order to find a sexual partner
    I am trolling for custom, said the actress to the bishop.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To entice fish with bait; to fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat.
  3. By extension, to search (for), to draw out, to entice
  4. (intransitive) To disrupt the operation of an online community.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To sing in the form of a round.
    Troll the ancient Yuletide carol. Fa la la la la la la la la.
  6. To tend a fire.

Noun

Singular
troll

Plural
{{{1}}}

troll ({{{1}}})
  1. An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person who posts to a newsgroup, bulletin board, etc., in a way intended to anger other posters and to cause drama, or otherwise disrupt the group's intended purpose.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A deliberately inflammatory post to a newsgroup, etc.
Translations
Derived terms

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtrɔl/

Noun

Inflection for troll Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative troll trollet troll trollen
Genitive trolls trollets trolls trollens

troll n.

  1. troll (supernatural being)

See also

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE