Definitions for merry-go-round

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mer′ry-go-round`(n.)

  1. a revolving circular platform with wooden horses, benches, etc., on which people ride, usu. to the accompaniment of music, as at an amusement park or carnival; carousel.

  2. a whirl or busy round, as of events or activities.

Origin of merry-go-round:

1720–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merry-go-round(noun)

    a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)

    "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"

  2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig(noun)

    a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. merry-go-round(noun)ˈɛrigoʊrˌaʊnd

    a machine that goes around with models of horses or other things children can ride on

    to ride on the merry-go-round

Wiktionary

  1. merry-go-round(Noun)

    carousel; a pleasure ride consisting of a slowly revolving circular platform affixed with various types of seats, frequently horses or other animals, typically found at fairs and amusement parks

  2. merry-go-round(Noun)

    a piece of playground equipment in the style of a merry-go-round

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merry-go-round(noun)

    any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a ring of flying hobbyhorses

Freebase

  1. Merry-Go-Round

    Merry-Go-Round was a national clothing retail chain owned by Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc., that thrived during the 1970s and early 1990s. The chain fell into bankruptcy during the late 1990s, and eventually went out of business in 1996. It was famous for its ability to profit from short-lived fads and also owned men's clothing retailer Chess King. At its end, it numbered just over 500 locations, primarily in enclosed malls. MainStreet.com listed it in 2011 among brand names "gone but not forgotten".


Translations for merry-go-round

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

merry-go-round(noun)

(Americanˌcarouˈsel ) a revolving ring of toy horses etc on which children ride at a fair.

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