Definitions for merry-go-round
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word merry-go-round
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
a whirl or busy round, as of events or activities.
Origin of merry-go-round:
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"
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
a machine that goes around with models of horses or other things children can ride on
to ride on the merry-go-round
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
a piece of playground equipment in the style of a merry-go-round
any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a ring of flying hobbyhorses
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
(Americanˌcarouˈsel ) a revolving ring of toy horses etc on which children ride at a fair.
- لُعْبَة خَيْل خَشَبيَّهArabic
- carrosselPortuguese (BR)
- das KarusellGerman
- περιστρεφόμενα αυτοκινητάκια, αλογάκια σε λούνα παρκGreek
- چرخ و فلکFarsi
- komidi putarIndonesian
- 회전 목마Korean
- kuda pusingMalay
- سپ مانندنوع گاز ا، چرخ و فلکPersian
- يو ډول اس مانند ټالPashto
- atlı karıncaTurkish
- 旋轉木馬Chinese (Trad.)
- گھومنے والی تفریحی مشینUrdu
- vòng quay ngựa gỗVietnamese
- 旋转木马Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for merry-go-round »
Find a translation for the merry-go-round definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these merry-go-round definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"merry-go-round." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/merry-go-round>.