What does Carol mean?

Definitions for Carol
ˈkær əlCar·ol

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carol, Christmas carolnoun

    joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ

  2. carolverb

    a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

  3. carolverb

    sing carols

    "They went caroling on Christmas Day"

Wiktionary

  1. carolnoun

    A round dance accompanied by singing.

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

  2. carolnoun

    A song of joy.

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

  3. carolnoun

    A religious song or ballad of joy.

    They sang a Christmas carol.

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

  4. carolverb

    To sing in a joyful manner.

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

  5. carolverb

    To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.

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

  6. carolverb

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

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

  7. carolverb

    To sing (a song) cheerfully.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carolnoun

    a round dance

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Carolnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Carolnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Carolnoun

    joyful music, as of a song

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Carolverb

    to praise or celebrate in song

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Carolverb

    to sing, especially with joyful notes

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Carolverb

    to sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Carolnoun

    alt. of Carrol

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

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

Anagrams for Carol »

  1. Carlo, coral, Coral

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  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

Examples of Carol in a Sentence

  1. Joe Bruno:

    She loved to cook, was a devoted wife, amazing mother and a gracious woman. Carol spread joy to all those around her and will be missed greatly.

  2. Carol Channing:

    Boring, oh well, I still meet with friends and I’m enjoying life at 97 here in Palm Springs. They are trying to establish a new theater here in the desert, and if they raise enough money I understand they might be calling it The Carol Channing Playhouse. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? What an honor that would be.

  3. Nike Okundaye:

    Carol loved the culture and Angela loved the tradition, we hope their photographs will inspire a new generation.

  4. Bud Yorkin:

    Before long, we knew we had something special, cBS then put' Mary Tyler Moore' in, they put' Carol Burnett' in, they built a night that became a monster for CBS.

  5. Michael Nazir-Ali:

    The words the Lord Jesus occur three times in the carol and point to the central message of Christmas which is : God is with us in Jesus. Everything in the Church, where the Nativity play is being held, points to this central truth of the Christian Faith.

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