Troll vs Face - What's the difference?

troll | face |

As a noun troll

is ogre.

As a verb face is




Etymology 1

From (etyl), (etyl) or (etyl) troll, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (fantasy) A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls' of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent ' troll .}}
  • (slang) An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.
  • (astronomy, meteorology) Optical ejections from the top of the electrically active core regions of thunderstorms that are red in color that seem to occur after tendrils of vigorous sprites extend downward toward the cloud tops.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) ; fishing sense possibly influenced by trawl and/or trail


    (en verb)
  • To saunter.
  • To trundle, to roll from side to side.
  • (figuratively) To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.
  • 1906': ''It was necessary to '''troll''' them along two years with the hope of employing their usual methods, in order to get them to a place too far from their starting-point for retreat.'' — , "Fools and Their Money: Some After-Claps of Frenzied Finance", ''Everybody's Magazine'' ' XIV (5) May 1906, p. 690
  • (intransitive, fishing, by extension) To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.
  • * Bancroft
  • Their young men trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish.
  • To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
  • To fish in; to try to catch fish from.
  • * Goldsmith
  • With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
  • (slang) To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner, to (originally homosexual slang).
  • His favorite place to troll is that bar on 42nd street.
    I am trolling for custom, said the actress to the bishop.
  • (internet slang) (to post inflammatory material so as) to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment and/or gratuitous disruption, especially in an online community or discussion
  • * 1993 October 11, “danny burstein” (username), “ I trolled, and no one bit!”, in alt.folklore.urban, Usenet
  • (internet slang) By extension, to incite anger (including outside of an internet context); to provoke, harass or annoy.
  • * 1994 March 8, “Robert Royar” (username), “ OK, here's more on trolling”, in, Usenet :
  • trolling isn't aimed at newbies. It's aimed at self-important people


    (en noun)
  • An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.
  • (colloquial) A person who provokes others (chiefly on the Internet) for their own personal amusement or to cause disruption.
  • Derived terms
    * concern troll * feed the troll * patent troll * troll-friendly

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) trollen, .


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To move circularly; to roll; to turn.
  • * Milton
  • to dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye
  • (obsolete) To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
  • * Gammer Gurton's Needle
  • Then doth she troll to the bowl.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Troll the brown bowl.
  • (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly, freely or in a carefree way.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Will you troll the catch?
  • * Hudibras
  • His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd, / By wide-mouthed mortal trolled aloud.
    Troll the ancient Yuletide carol. Fa la la la la la la la la.
  • * 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Next, he opened his stall and spread his meat upon the bench, then, taking his cleaver and steel and clattering them together, he trolled aloud in merry tones:


    (en noun)
  • The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
  • (Burke)
  • A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
  • * Professor Wilson
  • Thence the catch and troll , while "Laughter, holding both his sides," sheds tears to song and ballad pathetic on the woes of married life.
  • (obsolete) A trolley.
  • Derived terms
    * troll plate


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    (wikipedia face)


    (en noun)
  • (lb) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
  • :
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces' were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's ' face ; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared.
  • One's facial expression.
  • :
  • The public image; outward appearance.
  • :
  • The frontal aspect of something.
  • :
  • (lb) Presence; sight; front.
  • :
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • The directed force of something.
  • :
  • Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See'' lose face''', ' save face ).
  • Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.
  • *(John Tillotson) (1630-1694)
  • *:This is the man that has the face to charge others with false citations.
  • The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.
  • :
  • (lb) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.
  • Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
  • :
  • *(Bible), (w) ii.6:
  • *:A mistwatered the whole face of the ground.
  • *(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • *:Lake Leman woos me with its crystal face .
  • The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
  • (lb) The mouth.
  • :
  • (lb) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.
  • :
  • Short for babyface. A wrestler whose on-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits. Contrast with heel.
  • :
  • (lb) The front surface of a bat.
  • (lb) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.
  • (lb) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).
  • (lb) A typeface.
  • Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.
  • *(Bible), (w) vi.25:
  • *:The Lord make his face to shine upon thee.
  • *(Bible), (w) vii.22:
  • *:My face [favour] will I turn also from them.
  • (lb) An interface.
  • *2003 May 14, Bart Leeten, Kris Meukens, JSR127 JavaServer Faces , VERSIE, p.1/6:
  • *:For clarity reasons and to stress that JavaServer Faces is not only about ‘visual’ user interfaces, we propose to use the term ‘face ’, to express what for visual interfaces is typically named a ‘screen’.
  • The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.
  • :(McElrath)
  • Synonyms

    * (part of head) countenance, visage, phiz (obsolete), phizog (obsolete) * (facial expression) countenance, expression, facial expression, look, visage * (the front or outer surface) foreside * (public image) image, public image, reputation * (of a polyhedron) facet (different specialised meaning in mathematical use), surface (not in mathematical use) * cakehole, gob, mush, piehole, trap * good guy, hero * See also

    Derived terms

    * baby face * blackfaced * facebook * face down * faceless * facelet * face-off * face-saving * face that would stop a clock * face to face, face-to-face * face up * face value * fall on one's face * feed one's face * fill one's face * game face * hatchet-faced * in face of * in one's face * in the face of * just another pretty face * lose face * manface * not just a pretty face * pizza face * pull a face * put a good face on * ratface * rock face * save face * shit-faced * stare someone in the face * suck face * whitefaced


  • To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
  • :
  • *
  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  • To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland.
  • (lb) To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
  • (lb) To deal with (a difficult situation or person).
  • :
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:I'll face / This tempest, and deserve the name of king.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • (lb) To have the front in a certain direction.
  • :
  • (lb) To have as an opponent.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 2, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Bulgaria 0-3 England , passage=And a further boost to England's qualification prospects came after the final whistle when Wales recorded a 2-1 home win over group rivals Montenegro, who Capello's men face in their final qualifier.}}
  • To be the batsman on strike.
  • (lb) To confront impudently; to bully.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I will neither be faced nor braved.
  • To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.
  • :
  • To line near the edge, especially with a different material.
  • :
  • To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
  • (lb) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
  • Synonyms

    * * (have its front closest to) * (deal with) confront, deal with

    Derived terms

    * face down * face facts * face the music * face up to * in-your-face * in your face

    See also

    * (Face) * * * *




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