What does Carol mean?

Definitions for Carol
ˈkær əlCarol

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. carol(Noun)

    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. carol(Noun)

    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. carol(Noun)

    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. carol(Verb)

    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. carol(Verb)

    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. carol(Verb)

    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. carol(Verb)

    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. Carol(noun)

    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. Carol(noun)

    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. Carol(noun)

    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. Carol(noun)

    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. Carol(verb)

    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. Carol(verb)

    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. Carol(verb)

    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. Carol(noun)

    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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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

How to pronounce Carol?

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How to say Carol in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Roger Sloboda:

    Considering the recent stuff at USC, I feel sorry for Carol jumping into that mess. But I think shell clean it up, she is a scientist and shell look at the data, figure out what happened and how to fix it.

  2. Kristen Schaal:

    She’s a sex bomb, who likes to craft america is going to fall in love with Carol.

  3. Patrick Morrisey:

    We need someone who's going to work with this President to put people back to work, i think Republican Carol Miller understands that in a way Richard Ojeda can't possibly. So this is really a critical race, because as the 3rd District goes, you have to win that seat to make sure you keep the GOP majority and you prevent the obstruction that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and others have in mind.

  4. Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

    For more than 50 years, Carol Burnett has been breaking barriers while making us laugh, we are profoundly grateful for Carol Burnett contributions to the entertainment industry and honored to celebrate Carol Burnett legacy forever at The Golden Globes.

  5. 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.

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