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CARNIVAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carnival mean? 

CARNIVAL (noun)
  The noun CARNIVAL has 3 senses:

1. a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
2. a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
3. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

  Familiarity information: CARNIVAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARNIVAL (noun)


Sense 1carnival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A festival marked by merrymaking and processions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("carnival" is a kind of...):

festival; fete (an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "carnival"):

Fat Tuesday; Mardi Gras (a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans)


Sense 2carnival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

carnival; circus

Context examples:

it was so funny it was a circus / the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

Hypernyms ("carnival" is a kind of...):

disturbance (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)


Sense 3carnival [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fair; funfair; carnival

Hypernyms ("carnival" is a kind of...):

show (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining)

Meronyms (parts of "carnival"):

midway (the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located)


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