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Definitions for jolly
ˈdʒɒl ijol·ly

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jollynoun

    a happy party

  2. jolly boat, jollyadjective

    a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

  3. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfulverb

    full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

  4. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banteradverb

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

  5. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

Wiktionary

  1. jollynoun

    a pleasure trip or excursion

  2. jollyverb

    To amuse or divert.

  3. jollyadverb

    very, extremely

  4. jollyadjective

    Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

  2. Jolly

    expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

  3. Jolly

    of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    jol′i, adj. merry: expressing or exciting mirth, jovial: comely, robust.—n. Jollificā′tion, a making jolly: noisy festivity and merriment.—adv. Joll′ily.—ns. Joll′iment (Spens.), merriment; Joll′ity, Joll′iness.—adv. Joll′y (coll.), uncommonly. [O. Fr. jolif, joli—Ice. jol, Yule.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JOLLY

    v. t., To "con" or "josh." JOLLY BOAT The Ship of State.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jolly

    This term is usually applied to a comely and corpulent person, but afloat it is a familiar name for a soldier.--Tame jolly, a militiaman; royal jolly, a marine.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'jolly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4059

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of jolly in a Sentence

  1. Walter Raleigh:

    I wish I loved the Human Race; I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it walks; I wish I liked the way it talks; And when I'm introduced to one I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!

  2. Catherine Dill:

    Just because he seems like a jolly man doesn't mean that his intentions are pure, or that he's unable to launch a missile again, a lot of the summit, even if the true intention of President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un was to work towards peace at some point, there's a lot of pageantry involved. So in some sense, he was acting.

  3. Sarah Paulson:

    In fact, when I smoked, my brother used to always tell me that I was a kleptomaniac with all the lighters. But… I just take things. So yeah, I’ve stolen a lot, unconsciously. there was some gum, there was a Jolly Rancher I might have stolen, some Sweet Tarts. My favorite candy in all of time.

  4. Mohammed Bava:

    The whole family attacked him. They were not ready to believe Roy Thomas, such was the clout and image that Jolly had in the family -- they all thought that Roy Thomas was saying this because Roy Thomas had an eye on the house and property.

  5. Andy Beshear:

    Just remember, if Stephanie Jolly small businesses and Stephanie Jolly counties are sacrificing, if Stephanie Jolly simply drive over the border to another state, and have all the contacts we're trying to stop, Stephanie Jolly frustrate the sacrifice of those in Stephanie Jolly community.

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