Human vs Troll - What's the difference?

human | troll |


As an adjective human

is (label) classical (of or pertaining to the classical - latin, greek - languages, literature, history and philosophy).

As a noun troll is

ogre.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

human

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=She was like a Beardsley Salome , he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • * 2011 August 17, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Many Wars of Google: Handset makers will learn to live with their new ‘frenemy’]'', ''Business World'', ''[[w:The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal] ,
  • Google wouldn't be human if it didn't want some of this loot, which buying Motorola would enable it to grab.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * human behaviour * human being * human botfly * human capital * human chattel * human chorionic gonadotropin * human-computer interaction * human condition * human death * human development * Human Genome Project * human immunodeficiency virus * human insulin * human interest * humanism * humanist * humanization * humanize * humanizer * human knot * human kind, humankind * humanly * human movement * human nature * humanoid * human papillomavirus * human pyramid * human race * human relations * human resources (HR) * human rights * human trafficking * inhuman * inhumane * nonhuman, non-human * to err is human (human)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A human being, whether man, woman or child.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans , including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.
  • * 2013 , Biosocial Becomings (ISBN 110702563X), page 19:
  • There are, then, many ways of humaning : these are the ways along which we make ourselves and, collaboratively, one another.
  • * 1911 , The collected works of Ambrose Bierce , volume 9, page 362:
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    Anagrams

    * (l)

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    troll

    English

    Etymology 1

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

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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 comp.edu.composition, Usenet :
  • trolling isn't aimed at newbies. It's aimed at self-important people

    Noun

    (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, .

    Verb

    (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:

    Noun

    (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

    References

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