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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose);
- Example: "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"

2. a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement;
[syn: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Merry-go-round \Mer"ry-go`-round"\, n. Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a group of seats in the shape of hobbyhorses or other fanciful animals, arranged in a circle on a platform that is rotated by a mechanical drive, often to the accompaniment of music; the seats often move up and down in synchrony with the rotation; -- called also carousel. It is employed primarily for the amusement of children, and is typically found at an amusement park. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

merry-go-round n 1: a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over" 2: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement [syn: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "merry-go-round": Ferris wheel, carousel, chute-the-chutes, chutes, disk, flying horses, mad round, roller, roller coaster, rolling stone, rotator, rotor, round of pleasure, roundabout, rundle, seesaw, swing, teeter-totter, the dizzy rounds, the rounds, top, wheel, whip, whirl, whirlabout, whirler, whirligig