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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jolly  \Jol"ly\  (j[o^]l"l[y^]),  a.  [Compar.  {Jollier} 
  (-l[i^]*[~e]r);  superl.  {Jolliest}.]  [OF.  joli,  jolif, 
  joyful,  merry,  F.  joli  pretty;  of  Scand.  origin,  akin  to  E. 
  yule;  cf  Icel.  j[=o]l  yule,  Christmas  feast.  See  {Yule}.] 
  1.  Full  of  life  and  mirth;  jovial;  joyous;  merry;  mirthful. 
 
  Like  a  jolly  troop  of  huntsmen.  --Shak. 
 
  ``A  jolly  place,''  said  he  ``in  times  of  old!  But 
  something  ails  it  now:  the  spot  is  cursed.'' 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  Expressing  mirth,  or  inspiring  it  exciting  mirth  and 
  gayety. 
 
  And  with  his  jolly  pipe  delights  the  groves. 
  --Prior. 
 
  Their  jolly  notes  they  chanted  loud  and  clear. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  3.  Of  fine  appearance;  handsome;  excellent;  lively; 
  agreeable;  pleasant.  ``A  jolly  cool  wind.''  --Sir  T. 
  North.  [Now  mostly  colloq.] 
 
  Full  jolly  knight  he  seemed,  and  fair  did  sit 
  --Spenser. 
 
  The  coachman  is  swelled  into  jolly  dimensions.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jolly  \Jol"ly\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  be  jolly;  to  make  good-natured;  to  encourage  to 
  feel  pleasant  or  cheerful;  --  often  implying  an  insincere  or 
  bantering  spirit;  hence  to  poke  fun  at  [Colloq.] 
 
  We  want  you  to  jolly  them  up  a  bit.  --Brander 
  Matthews. 
 
  At  noon  we  lunched  at  the  tail  of  the  ambulance,  and 
  gently  ``jollied''  the  doctor's  topography.  --F. 
  Remington. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jolly  \Jol"ly\,  n.;  pl  {Jollies}.  [Prob.  fr  {Jolly},  a.] 
  A  marine  in  the  English  navy.  [Sailor's  Slang] 
 
  I'm  a  Jolly  --  'Er  Majesty's  Jolly  --  soldier  an' 
  sailor  too!  --Kipling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jolly 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {gay},  {jocund},  {jovial}, 
  {merry},  {mirthful}] 
  n  :  a  small  boat  used  by  a  ship's  sailors  for  general  work  [syn: 
  {jolly  boat}] 
  adv  :  intensifier,  as  in  "pretty  big";  "pretty  bad";  (`jolly'  is 
  used  informally  in  Britain  as  in  "jolly  decent  of  him") 
  [syn:  {pretty}] 
  v  :  be  silly  or  tease  one  another;  "After  we  relaxed,  we  just 
  kidded  around"  [syn:  {kid},  {chaff},  {banter}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Jolly,  TX  (city,  FIPS  37924) 
  Location:  33.87681  N,  98.34592  W 
  Population  (1990):  201  (67  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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