What does carousel mean?

Definitions for carousel
ˌkær əˈsɛl, ˈkær əˌsɛlcarousel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carousel, carrousel, luggage carousel, luggage carrouselnoun

    a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers

  2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligignoun

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


  1. carouselnoun

    a merry-go-round

  2. carouselnoun

    a continuously revolving device for item delivery

  3. carouselnoun

    the rotating glass plate in a microwave oven


  1. Carousel

    A carousel, or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down by gearwork to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music. This leads to one of the alternative names, the galloper. Other popular names are jumper, roundabout, horseabout and flying horses. Carousels are commonly populated with horses, each horse weighing roughly 100 lbs, but may include diverse varieties of mounts, like pigs, zebras, tigers, mythological creatures, and deer, to name a few. Sometimes, chairlike or benchlike seats are used as well, and occasionally mounts can be shaped like airplanes or cars. Any rotating platform may also be called a carousel. In a playground, a roundabout or merry-go-round is usually a simple, child-powered rotating platform with bars or handles to which children can cling while riding. At an airport, rotating conveyors in the baggage claim area are often called carousels. Various photographic slide projectors, notably those made by Kodak until 2004, used rotating trays or magazines called carousels to hold the slides and were often known as "carousel projectors".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carousel

    kar-ōō′zel, n. a tilting match or tournament, to which were added games, shows, and allegorical representations. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carousel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carousel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of carousel in a Sentence

  1. Braunwyn Windham-Burke:

    It was like the perfect New York date, we met in Dumbo at Jane's Carousel, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Van Gogh exhibit. We just had the best first date that lasted seven days.

  2. Mariana Fulger:

    Love – a carousel that anyone rides for as long as he can last out of how much he is willing to pay. Life, for most of us, also.

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