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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 ?
When Anna went into the room, Dolly was sitting in the little drawing-room with a white-headed fat little boy, already like his father, giving him a lesson in French reading.
And, after all, Anna is in no wise to blame," thought Dolly.
All these days Dolly had been alone with her children.
In the meantime, Edward returned suitable replies to Mrs Varden's courtesies, and that lady brightened up very much; so that when he accepted a dish of tea from the fair hands of Dolly, she was perfectly agreeable.
I am sure if there's anything we can do,--Varden, or I, or Dolly either,--to serve you, sir, at any time, you have only to say it, and it shall be done,' said Mrs V.
If you like to say Dolly began it, my dear, I shall not contradict you.
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.
Well, to be sure, you can read 'em off," said Dolly.
Silas was as unable to interpret the letters as Dolly, but there was no possibility of misunderstanding the desire to give comfort that made itself heard in her quiet tones.
Wilcox, when retailing the incident to Dolly at tea-time.
asked Dolly, for whom "spooks" and "going to church" summarized the unseen.
Or Miss Avery giving me a wedding present," said Dolly.