What does Carol mean?

Definitions for Carolˈkær əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Carol.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carol, Christmas carol(noun)

    joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ

  2. carol(verb)

    a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

  3. carol(verb)

    sing carols

    "They went caroling on Christmas Day"


  1. carol(Noun)

    A round dance accompanied by singing.

  2. carol(Noun)

    A song of joy.

  3. carol(Noun)

    A religious song or ballad of joy.

    They sang a Christmas carol.

  4. carol(Verb)

    To sing in a joyful manner.

  5. carol(Verb)

    To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.

  6. carol(Verb)

    To praise (someone or something) in or with a song.

  7. carol(Verb)

    To sing (a song) cheerfully.

  8. Origin: Shortened from Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carol(noun)

    a round dance

  2. Carol(noun)

    a song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay

  3. Carol(noun)

    a song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol

  4. Carol(noun)

    joyful music, as of a song

  5. Carol(verb)

    to praise or celebrate in song

  6. Carol(verb)

    to sing, especially with joyful notes

  7. Carol(verb)

    to sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble

  8. Carol(noun)

    alt. of Carrol

  9. Origin: [OF. carole a kind of dance wherein many dance together, fr. caroler to dance; perh. from Celtic; cf. Armor. koroll, n., korolla, korolli, v., Ir. car music, turn, circular motion, also L. choraula a flute player, charus a dance, chorus, choir.]


  1. Carol

    A carol is in modern parlance a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship, and often with a dance-like or popular character. Today the carol is represented almost exclusively by the Christmas carol, the Advent carol, and to a much lesser extent by the Easter carol; however, despite their present association with religion, this has not always been the case.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carol

    kar′ol, n. a song of joy or praise.—v.i. to sing a carol: to sing or warble.—v.t. to praise or celebrate in song:—pr.p. car′olling; pa.p. car′olled.—n. Car′olling, the act of the verb to carol. [O. Fr. carole; It. carola, orig. a ring-dance; acc. to Diez, a dim. of L. chorus.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Carol' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4229

Anagrams for Carol »

  1. Carlo, coral, Coral


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carol in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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