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Definitions from The Online Plain Text English Dictionary:

Jolly
  • (a.) A marine in the English navy.
  • (superl.) Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
  • (superl.) Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
  • (superl.) Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.
  • (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.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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