What does merry-go-round mean?

Definitions for merry-go-round

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word merry-go-round.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merry-go-round(noun)

    a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)

    "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"

  2. carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig(noun)

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


  1. merry-go-round(Noun)

    carousel; a pleasure ride consisting of a slowly revolving circular platform affixed with various types of seats, frequently horses or other animals, typically found at fairs and amusement parks

  2. merry-go-round(Noun)

    a piece of playground equipment in the style of a merry-go-round

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merry-go-round(noun)

    any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a ring of flying hobbyhorses


  1. Merry-Go-Round

    Merry-Go-Round was a national clothing retail chain owned by Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc., that thrived during the 1970s and early 1990s. The chain fell into bankruptcy during the late 1990s, and eventually went out of business in 1996. It was famous for its ability to profit from short-lived fads and also owned men's clothing retailer Chess King. At its end, it numbered just over 500 locations, primarily in enclosed malls. MainStreet.com listed it in 2011 among brand names "gone but not forgotten".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merry-go-round in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merry-go-round in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Sun is a hearthstone, a merry-go-round of extinguished hearthstones.

  2. Alishia May:

    Life, like a merry-go-round, may make you dizzy but you have to hold on even in the hardest of times

  3. The Triumph:

    It started with my taking my two kids around to the zoos and parks, while they were on the merry-go-round riding 40 times or something, I'd be sitting there trying to figure out what you could do that would be more imaginative.

  4. Alan Gottlieb:

    Defense Distributed appears caught in what appears to be a bureaucratic game of merry-go-round, the right to keep and bear arms includes the ability to acquire or create arms. The government is engaging in behavior that denies this company’s due process under the Fifth Amendment. We’re compelled to file this action because the bureaucracy is evidently playing games and it’s time for these agencies to behave.

Images & Illustrations of merry-go-round

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