What does dolly mean?

Definitions for dolly
ˈdɒl idol·ly

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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

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

Freebase

  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. Queen Latifah:

    I had boobs like Dolly Parton, i did nothing but try to hide them my whole life and as soon as I was in college I was like, ‘These have got to go.’.

  2. 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.

  3. Travis Tritt:

    The people that were in the room that night were Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Porter Wagoner, all of these big country music stars.

  4. Alex Parsons:

    From the Dollywood foundation that has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children, to the millions of dollars she has donated to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers, Dolly Parton has given more to this country and this state than those confederate officers could ever have hoped to take away.

  5. Diane Warren:

    Since 80 was in the title I got a crazy idea, why not get some of the most iconic singers from the 80s, who are still amazing and always will be, to all sing it?!!!! Everyone I approached said yes and was just as excited as me!!, i’m honored to have Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry on this song!! ‘Gonna Be You’ is that song you want to sing along to with all your good friends!!!

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