Ogre vs. Troll

Ogre vs. Troll — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Ogre and Troll

Ogrenoun

A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.

Trollverb

To fish for by trailing a baited line from behind a slowly moving boat.

Ogrenoun

A person who is considered particularly cruel, brutish, or ugly.

Trollverb

To fish in by trailing a baited line

troll the lake for bass.

Ogrenoun

(mythology) A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.

Trollverb

To trail (a baited line) in fishing.

Ogrenoun

(figuratively) A brutish man reminiscent of the mythical ogre.

Trollverb

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).

Ogrenoun

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Trollverb

To examine or search through

trolling the classifieds for a cheap car.

Ogrenoun

(folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

Trollverb

To sing in succession the parts of (a round, for example).

Trollverb

To sing heartily

troll a carol.

Trollverb

To post inflammatory or irrelevant material on (an electronic forum) to provoke responses.

Trollverb

To fish by trailing a line, as from a moving boat.

Trollverb

To stroll along or wander

"As he was extremely early, he trolled past the community center" (David Bezmozgis).

Trollverb

To move around in an area or go to different places searching for something.

Trollverb

To examine or search through something

trolling through old family photos looking for a picture of my aunt.

Trollverb

(Music) To sing heartily or gaily.

Trollnoun

The act of trolling for fish.

Trollnoun

A lure, such as a spoon or spinner, that is used for trolling.

Trollnoun

(Music) A vocal composition in successive parts; a round.

Trollnoun

A person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously.

Trollnoun

The material so posted.

Trollnoun

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.

Trollnoun

(Derogatory) A person, especially an older gay man, considered to be unpleasant or ugly.

Trollnoun

(fantasy) A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.

Trollnoun

(slang) An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.

Trollnoun

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.

Trollnoun

An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.

Trollnoun

A person who provokes others (chiefly on the Internet) for their own personal amusement or to cause disruption.

Trollnoun

The act of moving round; routine; repetition.

Trollnoun

A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.

Trollnoun

(obsolete) A trolley.

Trollverb

(intransitive) To saunter.

Trollverb

(intransitive) To trundle, to roll from side to side.

Trollverb

To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.

Trollverb

To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.

Trollverb

(transitive) To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.

Trollverb

(transitive) To fish in; to try to catch fish from.

Trollverb

To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner, to cruise

He spends most of his waking hours trolling on WIRE.

Trollverb

(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

Trollverb

By extension, to incite anger (including outside of an Internet context); to provoke, harass or annoy.

Trollverb

To move circularly; to roll; to turn.

Trollverb

To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.

Trollverb

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.

Trollnoun

(Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

Trollnoun

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

Trollnoun

a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling;

he used a spinner as his troll

Trollnoun

angling by drawing a baited line through the water

Trollverb

circulate, move around

Trollverb

cause to move round and round;

The child trolled her hoop

Trollverb

sing the parts of (a round) in succession

Trollverb

angle with a hook and line drawn through the water

Trollverb

sing loudly and without inhibition

Trollverb

praise or celebrate in song;

All tongues shall troll you

Trollverb

speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice