What does Dolly mean?

Definitions for Dolly
ˈdɒl idol·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Dolly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dollynoun

    conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted

  2. dollynoun

    conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects

  3. doll, dollynoun

    a small replica of a person; used as a toy

Wiktionary

  1. dollynoun

    A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.

  2. dollynoun

    A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.

  3. dollynoun

    In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.

  4. dollynoun

    A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.

  5. dollynoun

    A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.

  6. dollynoun

    A specialized piece of film equipment resembling a little cart on which a camera is mounted.

  7. dollynoun

    (children, colloquial): A child's name for a doll.

  8. dollynoun

    A ball hit by a batsman such that it goes gently to a fielder for a simple catch.

  9. dollynoun

    a doll

  10. dollyverb

    To hit a dolly.

  11. dollyverb

    To move an object using a dolly.

  12. Dollynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Dorothy, and later also of Dolores.

  13. Dollynoun

    Dolly Parton

ChatGPT

  1. dolly

    A dolly is a platform with wheels or casters, used to transport heavy or cumbersome objects. In the film industry, a dolly is a piece of equipment that enables a camera to move smoothly during shooting. In biotechnology, 'Dolly' was also the name given to the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. It can also refer to a tool used to shape metal or a type of women's shoe. The term dolly is used in multiple contexts and its exact meaning can vary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dollynoun

    a contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer

  2. Dollynoun

    a tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet

  3. Dollynoun

    in pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver

  4. Dollynoun

    a small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building

  5. Dollynoun

    a compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc

  6. Dollynoun

    a child's mane for a doll

Wikidata

  1. Dolly

    Dolly is a rock band from Nantes, France. The group is popular in France but less well-known elsewhere. Dolly's vocalist Emmanuelle Monet has appeared in many collaborations, including a song together with Apocalyptica on the single "Wie weit/How far/En Vie". Dolly stopped their activity indefinitely after the death of Mickaël Chamberlin in a car accident on 25 May 2005.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dolly

    dol′i, n. a complimentary offering of flowers, sweetmeats, &c. on a tray. [Anglo-Ind.,—Hindi, dālī.]

  2. Dolly

    dol′i, n. dim. of Doll.—adj. babyish.—n. Doll′iness.

  3. Dolly

    dol′i, n. a wooden shaft attached to a disc with projecting arms, used for stirring clothes in a washing-tub; somewhat similar pieces of apparatus in mining, pile-driving, &c.—v.t. to wash (clothes) in a tub: to beat (red-hot metal) with a hammer: to crush ore with a dolly, to obtain or yield by this method.—adj. Doll′ied.—n. Doll′ier. [Prob. from Dolly, the familiar form of Dorothy.]

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  1. dolly

    Song lyrics by dolly -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by dolly on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DOLLY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dolly is ranked #17784 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dolly surname appeared 1,575 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Dolly.

    78.3% or 1,234 total occurrences were White.
    15.5% or 245 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 31 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.4% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Lloyd

  2. oldly

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Dolly in a Sentence

  1. Cary Woodruff:

    Given the likely symptoms this animal suffered from, holding these infected bones in your hands, you can't help but feel sorry for Dolly, we've all experienced these same symptoms -- coughing, trouble breathing, a fever, etc. -- and here's a 150-million-year-old dinosaur that likely felt as miserable as we all do when we're sick.

  2. Kat Thek:

    People were saying bizarrely mean things to Dolly Parton it made me really mad, she is a treasure everyone loves her what is the point of being mean to Dolly Parton?

  3. Dolly Parton:

    She was very sure of herself and she knows shes a star in her own right, i think we just love being together. I dont think she was thinking that she was singing with Dolly Parton, she was just getting to sing with another female artist... [Were] very compatible and our voices really blended really well, so we just got into it as just singers and loved it.

  4. Dolly Partonhas:

    I’d feel like a fool if I went [incognito] somewhere and I looked awful and they recognized me anyhow, i’d rather they just say, ‘Oh, I saw Dolly Parton today,’ than just say, ‘Lord, did you see Dolly Parton? She looked like hell.’ That would be the worse thing for someone like me – a big painted-up plastic doll.

  5. Orville Peck:

    The main stories in country are loneliness, heartbreak, disappointment, unrequited love -- I think that those are things that are felt by almost every queer person at some point in Dolly Parton lives, and sometimes for a long part of our lives.

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