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dol·ly

 (dŏl′ē)
n. pl. dol·lies
1. Informal A child's doll.
2.
a. A low mobile platform that rolls on casters, used for transporting heavy loads.
b. Such a platform as used by one working underneath a motor vehicle.
c. A hand truck.
3.
a. A wheeled apparatus used to transport a movie camera steadily along the ground or along a track.
b. A movie shot made by a camera moving steadily on a dolly; a tracking shot.
4. A small locomotive, as for use in a railroad yard or on a construction site.
5. A wooden implement for stirring clothes in a washtub.
6. A tool used to hold one end of a rivet while the opposite end is being hammered to form a head.
7. A small piece of wood or metal placed on the head of a pile to prevent damage to the pile while it is being driven.
intr.v. dol·lied, dol·ly·ing, dol·lies
To move a dolly in a specified direction: The camera dollied left, keeping the actors in the frame.

dolly

(ˈdɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. a child's word for a doll
2. (Film) films television a wheeled support on which a camera may be mounted
3. (Tools) a cup-shaped anvil held against the head of a rivet while the other end is being hammered
4. (Tools) a shaped block of lead used to hammer dents out of sheet metal
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a distance piece placed between the head of a pile and the pile-driver to form an extension to the length of the pile
6. (Cricket) cricket a simple catch
7. slang chiefly Also called: dolly bird or dollybird Brit an attractive and fashionable girl, esp one who is considered to be unintelligent
vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
(Film) films television to wheel (a camera) backwards or forwards on a dolly

dol•ly

(ˈdɒl i)

n., pl. dol•lies, n.
1. Informal. a doll.
2. a low truck or cart with small wheels for moving heavy loads.
3. a small wheeled platform, usu. having a short boom, on which a movie or television camera can be mounted for making moving shots.
4. a tool for receiving and holding the head of a rivet while the other end is being headed.
5. a small locomotive operating on narrow-gauge tracks.
v.t.
6. to transport or convey (a camera) by means of a dolly.
v.i.
7. to move a camera on a dolly, esp. toward or away from the subject being filmed or televised (often fol. by in or out): to dolly in for a close-up.
[1600–10]

dolly

Airborne data link equipment.

dolly


Past participle: dollied
Gerund: dollying

Imperative
dolly
dolly
Present
I dolly
you dolly
he/she/it dollies
we dolly
you dolly
they dolly
Preterite
I dollied
you dollied
he/she/it dollied
we dollied
you dollied
they dollied
Present Continuous
I am dollying
you are dollying
he/she/it is dollying
we are dollying
you are dollying
they are dollying
Present Perfect
I have dollied
you have dollied
he/she/it has dollied
we have dollied
you have dollied
they have dollied
Past Continuous
I was dollying
you were dollying
he/she/it was dollying
we were dollying
you were dollying
they were dollying
Past Perfect
I had dollied
you had dollied
he/she/it had dollied
we had dollied
you had dollied
they had dollied
Future
I will dolly
you will dolly
he/she/it will dolly
we will dolly
you will dolly
they will dolly
Future Perfect
I will have dollied
you will have dollied
he/she/it will have dollied
we will have dollied
you will have dollied
they will have dollied
Future Continuous
I will be dollying
you will be dollying
he/she/it will be dollying
we will be dollying
you will be dollying
they will be dollying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dollying
you have been dollying
he/she/it has been dollying
we have been dollying
you have been dollying
they have been dollying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dollying
you will have been dollying
he/she/it will have been dollying
we will have been dollying
you will have been dollying
they will have been dollying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dollying
you had been dollying
he/she/it had been dollying
we had been dollying
you had been dollying
they had been dollying
Conditional
I would dolly
you would dolly
he/she/it would dolly
we would dolly
you would dolly
they would dolly
Past Conditional
I would have dollied
you would have dollied
he/she/it would have dollied
we would have dollied
you would have dollied
they would have dollied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolly - conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounteddolly - conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
2.dolly - conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
3.dolly - a small replica of a persondolly - a small replica of a person; used as a toy
golliwog, golliwogg - a grotesque black doll
kachina - a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
paper doll - a piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human being
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
puppet - a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
rag doll - a cloth doll that is stuffed and (usually) painted
sawdust doll - a doll that is stuffed with sawdust
toy soldier - a doll that resembles a soldier
Translations
دُمْيَه
panenka
dukke
babácskatolólap
dúkka, brúîa
lėlytė
lellīte

dolly

[ˈdɒlɪ]
A. N
1. (= doll) → muñequita f
2. (= girl) → chica f, jovencita f
3. (Cine, TV) → travelín m, plataforma f rodante
4. (US) → carretilla f
B. CPD dolly bird N (Brit) → niña f mona

dolly

[ˈdɒli] n (= toy) → poupée f dolly birddolly bird npoupée f

dolly

n
(inf: = doll) → Püppchen nt
(= wheeled frame)(Transport)wagen m; (Film, TV) → Dolly m, → Kamerawagen m; (Rail) → Schmalspurrangierlokomotive f
(for washing clothes) → Wäschestampfer m
(Tech, for rivet) → Gegenhalter m
(inf: = girl) → Puppe f
(Sport inf) → lahmer Ball (inf)
adj (Sport inf) shotlahm; catchleicht

dolly

[ˈdɒlɪ] n (fam) → bambola

dolly

(ˈdoli) plural ˈdollies noun
a child's word for a doll.
References in classic literature ?
If anyone had known the care lavished on that dolly, I think it would have touched their hearts, even while they laughed.
Yes, Dolly, as gentle as your own kitten; come and pat him.
He opened the door wide to admit Dolly, but without otherwise returning her greeting than by moving the armchair a few inches as a sign that she was to sit down in it.
By God," said Sancho, "your worship gives me a nice authority for what you say, putrid Dolly something transmogrified, or whatever it is.
And little Dolly shrugged her shoulders, and said, with a pretty pettishness, "Now, Father, you're not to tease
The record, then, of Melville's escape from the Dolly, otherwise the Acushnet, the sojourn of his companion Toby and himself in the Typee Valley on the island of Nukuheva, Toby's mysterious disappearance, and Melville's own escape, is fully given in the succeeding pages; and rash indeed would he be who would enter into a descriptive contest with these inimitable pictures of aboriginal life in the 'Happy Valley.
She was named the Dolly, and was the first American vessel launched on this coast.
The instinct is not confined solely to Beau Brummels and Dolly Vardens.
I can remember, when I was a very little girl indeed, I used to say to my doll when we were alone together, "Now, Dolly, I am not clever, you know very well, and you must be patient with me, like a dear
I 'm going to dress a dolly for my little sister; would n't you like to see me do it?
They don't laugh at me, and they play with my dolly a great deal; but she likes me best"; and Jamie ran away to produce his pet.
Let the great soul incarnated in some woman's form, poor and sad and single, in some Dolly or Joan, go out to service, and sweep chambers and scour floors, and its effulgent daybeams cannot be muffled or hid, but to sweep and scour will instantly appear supreme and beautiful actions, the top and radiance of human life, and all people will get mops and brooms; until, lo