Pronunciation: (trōl),[key] —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 for or in with a moving line, working the line up or down with a rod, as in fishing for pike, or trailing the line behind a slow-moving boat.
4. to move (the line or bait) in doing this.
5. to cause to turn round and round; roll.
6. Obs.to hand around, as a bowl of liquor at table.
—v.i. 1. to sing with a full, rolling voice; give forth full, rolling tones.
2. to be uttered or sounded in such tones.
3. to fish by trolling.
4. to roll; turn round and round.
5. to move nimbly, as the tongue in speaking.
—n. 1. a song whose parts are sung in succession; a round.
2. the act of trolling.
3. a lure used in trolling for fish.
4. the fishing line containing the lure and hook for use in trolling.
Pronunciation: (trōl),[key] —n. 1. (in Scandinavian folklore) any of a race of supernatural beings, sometimes conceived as giants and sometimes as dwarfs, inhabiting caves or subterranean dwellings.
2. Slang.a person who lives or sleeps in a park or under a viaduct or bridge, as a bag lady or derelict.