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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 jol·ly /ˈʤɑli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jol·ly n.; pl. Jollies    A marine in the English navy. [Sailor's Slang]
    I'm a Jolly -- 'Er Majesty's Jolly -- soldier an' sailor too!    --Kipling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jol·ly a. [Compar. Jollier superl. Jolliest.]
 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)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 1: a happy party
      2: a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work [syn: jolly
      adv : used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in
            Britain); "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of
            him" [syn: pretty]
      v : be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just
          kidded around" [syn: kid, chaff, josh, banter]
      [also: jollied, jolliest, jollier]