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Definition of the noun hollywood

What does hollywood mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. the film industry of the United States
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: film industry / movie industry = the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
  2. a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
    • example: some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: feel / feeling / flavor / flavour / look / smell / spirit / tone = the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  3. a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • instance of: city district = a district of a town or city

Definition of the adjective hollywood

What does hollywood mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more hollywood / most hollywood

  1. of or relating to the film industry in the United States
  2. flashy and vulgar
    • examples: young white women dressed Hollywood style | Hollywood philandering
    • similar: indecent


  1. Hollywood is a district in the central region of Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
  2. Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 140,768. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a principal city of the South Florida Metropolitan Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
  3. Hollywood is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,946 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Hollywood is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.
  4. Hollywood is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 950. The town is the site of the Tennessee Valley Authority's never-completed Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station.
  5. Hollywood is an unincorporated community located within St. Mary's County, Maryland. It was named in 1867, when a storeowner at Thompson's General Store near the Uniontown section of Hollywood required a name for the post office inside the store. The storeowner was inspired by the gigantic holly tree planted in front of the store and named the post office Hollywood.
  6. The Hollywood District is a neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, United States renamed for its historic 1920s-era Hollywood Theatre. Although a mixed commercial and residential area, it serves primarily as a shopping district to the adjacent neighborhoods of Grant Park and Laurelhurst, as well as to riders of the MAX Light Rail System. The Hollywood District also figures in Beverly Cleary's Klickitat Street series of books, a fact memorialized in a display at the Hollywood Library, which also provides a Beverly Cleary walking tour.
  7. Hollywood is a village in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, England, contiguous with and to the south of the city of Birmingham. The village lies within the ward of Hollywood and Majors Green and is located within the civil parish of Wythall. The eastern part of the village is also known as Trueman's Heath.
    • also known as Hollywood, Birmingham; Hollywood, Worcestershire
    • part of United Kingdom
  8. Hollywood is a neighborhood on the North side of Memphis, Tennessee.
  9. Hollywood is an unincorporated community in the southern portion of Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is well known for its collection of Southern California-style homes.
    • also known as Hollywood, Abington Township, Pennsylvania; Hollywood, Pennsylvania; Hollywood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    • part of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  10. Hollywood is a neighborhood of Ruidoso, in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States and is part of the Lincoln National Forest. It is a small community on U.S. Route 70, between Ruidoso Downs and the central part of the village of Ruidoso.
  11. Hollywood is an unincorporated community in southern Dunklin County, Missouri, United States.
  12. Hollywood is a former town annexed into Homewood, Alabama, in 1929. A historic district of much of the area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Hollywood Historic District. The district is roughly bounded by U.S. Highway 31, U.S. Highway 280, and Lakeshore Drive and is significant for the Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style of surviving houses and other buildings.
  13. Hollywood is one of three stations on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Brookfield, Illinois. The station is 11.7 miles from Union Station, the east end of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Hollywood is in zone C. An unstaffed shelter is on the north side of the three tracks.
  14. Hollywood a.k.a. Hollywood, Georgia: Hollywood is an unincorporated community in Habersham County, Georgia, United States.
  15. Hollywood a.k.a. Hollywood, Mississippi: Hollywood is an unincorporated community located near U.S. Route 61 in Tunica County, Mississippi. It is approximately 4 miles north of North Tunica, approximately 5 miles north of Tunica, and approximately 22 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

There are other places with in their name, like East Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Park, West Hollywood, Hollywood Beach, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Sign., North Hollywood, Avalon Hollywood, Hollywood Forever, Hollywood Freeway, Hollywood Heights, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood Township, Hollywood Boardwalk, Hollywood Boulevard.


  1. Hollywood a.k.a. Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant.
  2. Hollywood a.k.a. Robbie Amell: Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell is a Canadian actor, known for playing the lead role of Stephen Jameson on The CW's series The Tomorrow People and his role as Fred Jones in the films Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, as well as numerous recurring roles on such television shows as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, and Revenge.
  3. Hollywood a.k.a. Dan Henderson: Daniel Jeffery Henderson, is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler, who competes as a middleweight and light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the last Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and was the last Welterweight 183 lb and Middleweight 205 lb champion of Pride Fighting Championships.
  4. Hollywood a.k.a. Tab Hunter is an American actor, singer and author who has starred in over forty films.
  5. Hollywood a.k.a. Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He was also recognized for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King and Daredevil, as well as voice acting roles in works such as Brother Bear, Kung Fu Panda & Green Lantern.
  6. Hollywood a.k.a. Ryan Merriman: Ryan Earl Merriman is an American actor. He began his career at the age of ten, and has appeared in several feature films and television shows. He is best known for portraying Jake in The Ring Two and Kevin Fischer in Final Destination 3.
  7. Hollywood a.k.a. Brandi Chastain: Brandi Denise Chastain is a professional American soccer defender and midfielder who plays for the team California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League and is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team.
  8. Hollywood a.k.a. Sean Kanan is an American actor, best known for his portrayals of A. J. Quartermaine on General Hospital, Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, and Mike Barnes in The Karate Kid, Part III.
  9. Hollywood a.k.a. Tim Richmond was an American race car driver from Ashland, Ohio. He competed in IndyCar racing before transferring to NASCAR's Winston Cup Series. Richmond was one of the first drivers to change from open wheel racing to NASCAR stock cars full-time, which has since become an industry trend. He won the 1980 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award and had 13 victories during eight NASCAR seasons.
  10. Hollywood a.k.a. Tony Burton: Anthony "Tony" Burton is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky series, and is one of four actors who have appeared in all six Rocky films.
  11. Hollywood a.k.a. Kevin Levrone: Kevin Mark Levrone is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder, blogger, musician, actor and health club owner.
  12. Hollywood a.k.a. Freddie Mitchell: Freddie Lee Mitchell, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League for four seasons. He was chosen as a consensus All-American in 2000 while playing college football for the University of California, Los Angeles. The Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he spent four seasons as a member of the Eagles, culminating in an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 NFL season.
  13. Hollywood a.k.a. David Usher is a British-born Canadian singer-songwriter. Usher is the frontman for the alternative rock band Moist, which originally formed in 1992 and broke up in 2000, and then reunited again in 2013. In 1997, Usher embarked on a solo career and has released seven solo albums to date.
  14. Hollywood a.k.a. Judson Mills is an American actor. He is known for his performances as Texas Ranger Francis Gage in the American action drama television series Walker, Texas Ranger. Judson Mills joined the TV series in the second episode of Season 7 "In Harm's Way" together with his female partner and good friend Sydney Cooke to back up Walker and his team. From 1991 to 1993, Judson Mills performed as Alexander "Hutch" Hutchinson on As the World Turns. He also appeared on The X-Files and Disney '​s Mighty Joe Young as supporting actor. Judson also appeared on episodes on Saving Grace as Ham's brother as a Marine.
  15. Hollywood a.k.a. Ryan Malgarini: Ryan Timothy Malgarini is an American actor and former child actor, best known for his role as Harry Coleman in Freaky Friday.
  16. Hollywood a.k.a. Amanda Weir: Amanda Jo Weir is an American competition swimmer and Olympic silver medalist. She was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic Team, and won a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  17. Hollywood a.k.a. Sean Hamilton: Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton is an American radio personality. He is the host of the Weekend Top30 Countdown and the Remix Top40 Countdown heard in over 280 cities in the United States and throughout the world on Premiere Radio Networks. He can also be heard live weekday afternoons on WKTU in New York City. He is one of the most listened to music radio personalities in the country according to PPM Arbitron, published in "Inside Radio" in 2009.
  18. Hollywood a.k.a. Frankie Crocker: Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker was a famous New York radio DJ. According to, Crocker began his career in Buffalo at the AM Soul powerhouse WUFO before moving to Manhattan, where he first worked for Soul station WWRL and later top-40 WMCA in 1969. He then worked for WBLS-FM as program director, taking that station to the top of the ratings during the late 1970s and pioneering the radio format now known as urban contemporary. He sometimes called himself the "Chief Rocker", and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance.
  19. Hollywood a.k.a. Jeanne Basone is an American female professional wrestler, actress, model and stuntwoman best known by her ring name Hollywood in the women's wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, founded by David McLane. She appeared as an on-screen character during the promotion's four seasons, where she competed under the ring name Hollywood. She frequently worked as the tag team partner of Vine from 1986 to 1988, then Vine quit GLOW and Broadway Rose replaced Vine as Hollywood's tag team partner.
  20. Hollywood a.k.a. Alberto Vazquez is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher, director and producer. He founded the Alberto Vazquez Actors Workshop, organized primarily for beginners, semi-trained and working actors.
  21. Hollywood a.k.a. Ryan Slattery: Ryan Paul Slattery is an American film and television actor, writer, producer, and director. Slattery is most notable for his work in the MGM film Sleepover as Peter, the kind-hearted boy who befriends Yancy, played by Kallie Flynn Childress.
  22. Hollywood a.k.a. Mike Miranda: Michael Felty formerly Miguel Juan Miranda is a former American "Old School" professional Bicycle Motocross racer whose prime competitive years were from 1981-1986. His previous surname which he is still widely and most familiarly known by, "Miranda", was his stepfather's name. There seem to be two stories on how he got his nickname "Hollywood". It was either coined by Bicycle Motocross Action editor Steve Giberson because he like to "show off"; or he had pretty much gave himself the moniker by having a name sticker under the visor of his helmet reading "My name is Hollywood", which was noticed at the 1981 NBA Roncho Nationals.
  23. Hollywood a.k.a. Bo Mitchell is an actor.
  24. Hollywood a.k.a. Cole Petersen: Cole was born and raised in the Los Angeles area where he lives with his parents, older sister Katelin, and two dogs. After watching his sister on TV, Cole decided that he wanted to try his hand at performing as well. With determination and a great personality, he embarked on an acting career of his own. In 2001, Cole appeared in his first feature film, American Pie 2. Soon after he co-starred in the hit drama "Alias". with Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan. One of Cole's favorite roles was that of "Jojo," a series regular on "St. Georges", which filmed on location in South Africa. The set was isolated within an animal reserve where camp was set up in an empty lions' cage for safety, and guards were posted in case dangerous animals came too close. Throughout filming, Cole was able to work with many native animals including lions both big and small, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, and mongoose. Then, in mid-2003, Cole played a supporting role in the movie Paris, as a younger version of the main character.
  25. Hollywood a.k.a. Ricardo Cordero is an actor, screenwriter, film producer and director.
  26. Hollywood a.k.a. Raymond Mamrak is a film actor.
  27. Hollywood a.k.a. Jared Chandler is an actor and a stunt performer.

There are other people with in their name, like Ash Hollywood, Bob Hollywood, Doc Hollywood, Hollywood Dog, Sue Hollywood, Gary Hollywood, Jack Hollywood, Matt Hollywood, Miss Hollywood, Zach Hollywood and many others.


  1. "Hollywood" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The song was written and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï for her ninth studio album, American Life. On July 14, 2003, it was released as the second single from the album by Maverick Records. It later appeared on the greatest hits album, Celebration. "Hollywood" is a dance-pop and folk rock song that lyrically discusses American culture and greed, focusing on Hollywood, California, as a place of pop stars and illusory dreams. Madonna's vocals in the song was noted as that of a little-girl's; during the song she also raps, with the repeated phrase "Push the button". Ahmadzaï did the main programming for the track and kept the track as simple as possible, without using too many instruments.
    • also known as Hollywood (radio edit), Hollywood (Deepsky's Home Sweet Home Vocal remix), Hollywood (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke mix), Hollywood (The Micronauts remix), Hollywood (Calderone & Quayle Glam mix), Hollywood (Oakenfold Full remix)
    • music by Mirwais Ahmadzaï & Madonna
    • lyrics by Madonna
  2. "Hollywood", originally titled "Hollywood Is Dead", is a song by Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, released as the fifth and final single from his fourth studio album Crazy Love, and is the only from its re-release, The Hollywood Edition, which was released on October 25, 2010. "Hollywood" was released worldwide on September 7, 2010.
  3. "Hollywood" is a song by Welsh recording artist Marina and the Diamonds from her debut studio album, The Family Jewels. It was released digitally on 29 January 2010 and physically on 1 February 2010 as the album's second single, followed by the album's release three weeks later on 22 February.
  4. "Hollywood" is a rock song by Irish band The Cranberries. It is the fourth single from the band's third album, entitled To The Faithful Departed. Plans to record a video clip were abandoned after the band cancelled the remaining of their Free to Decide World Tour and other promotional activities due to lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's health problems. The worldwide release of a commercial CD single was cancelled as well, except in France.
  5. "Hollywood" is a song recorded by American recording artist Jay-Z for his ninth studio album, Kingdom Come. It features Jay-Z's now-wife, American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles, and was released as a single in the US on January 23, 2007. It was composed by Jay-Z, Shaffer 'Ne-Yo' Smith, and Reggie "Syience" Perry. "Hollywood" is a disco-influenced R&B song with lyrics that detail the tiredness music stars, working in the American cinema industry, sometimes feel. The song was well received by music critics who praised its musical arrangement as well as the guest vocals by Knowles.
  6. "Hollywood" is the fourth studio album by the close harmony trio The Puppini Sisters, released through Decca on 4 November 2011. The album was released on 26 December in the United Kingdom. Hollywood is the trio's homage to the classic music of the silver screen. The album features ten cover versions of popular songs from films and musicals, as well as one original song written by the group. Hollywood was recorded with The Puppini Sisters standing round one microphone. It is the last album to be recorded with Stephanie O'Brien, who departed the group in 2012. Hollywood received mixed reviews from critics and charted at Number 16 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
  7. "Hollywood" EP is an EP by Australian folk duo Angus & Julia Stone. It features the single "Hollywood" from A Book Like This, as well as three re-recorded songs from that album.
  8. "Hollywood" is the second studio album by Australian indie rock band Little Birdy. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and by produced by John King and engineer Clif Norrell.
    • genre: Indie rock
    • released on (9 years ago)
  9. "Hollywood" is a musical album of Véronique Sanson.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  10. "Hollywood" is the thirty-second album by Finnish experimental rock band Circle.
    • released in (8 years ago)


  1. "Hollywood" is a 1989 novel by Charles Bukowski which fictionalizes his experiences of adapting his novel into the film Barfly. It is narrated in the first person.
    • genres: Fiction, Autobiographical novel
    • released in (27 years ago)
  2. "Hollywood" is the fifth historical novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. Published in 1990, it brings back the fictional Caroline Sanford, Blaise Sanford and James Burden Day and the real Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst from Empire. Events are seen through the eyes of the Sanfords, Day, and the historical Jess Smith, a member of the Ohio Gang.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: History
    • released in (26 years ago)


  1. "Hollywood" was an American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature follow-up to Paramount's own short film exposé of itself, A Trip to Paramountown from 1922.
  2. "Hollywood" is a 2002 Indian sci-fi Kannada movie written by Upendra and directed by Dinesh Babu. It starred Upendra in a triple role as "Surendra," "Upendra" and "US 47" along with the Australian actress Felicity Mason as "Manisha." The movie was dubbed into Telugu the following year retaining the same title. The movie was shot entirely in Hollywood, California with a very few support cast, including Ananth Nag and a monkey called Lakshmi, voiced by Ramesh Bhat. The movie was also dubbed into Telugu, retaining the same title.
  3. "Hollywood" a.k.a. "What Price Hollywood?" is a 1932 American drama film directed by George Cukor and starring Constance Bennett with Lowell Sherman. The screenplay by Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown, Ben Markson, and Jane Murfin is based on a story by Adela Rogers St. Johns.


"Hollywood" is a creative writing game released in 1995 by Theatrix Interactive. Users input text and can watch the characters read it. The game features a choice of 24 scenes and multiple cartoon animal characters. Having been released for more than a decade and its original developer defunct, this software is now considered abandonware.


  1. Hollywood is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and its impact on 1920s culture.
    • also known as Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film
    • begun on and completed on (35 years ago)
    • 13 episodes
    • country: United Kingdom
    • award:
      • British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series nomination for Kevin Brownlow & David Gill
      • British Academy Television Award for Best Original Television Music nomination for Carl Davis
      • British Academy Television Craft Award for Film Editor nomination for Trevor Waite
      • British Academy Television Craft Award for Graphic Design nomination for Barry O'Riordan
      • British Academy Television Craft Award for Film Sound (Only In America: Detective, Hollywood: Going Home) nomination for Freddie Slade
      • British Academy Television Award for Best Original Television Music, received by Carl Davis
  2. Hollywood is the name of the graphics processing unit used in Nintendo's Wii and Wii U video game consoles. It was designed by ATI, and is manufactured using the same 90 nm CMOS process as the "Broadway" processor. Very few official details were released to the public by Nintendo, ATI, or IBM. The Hollywood GPU is reportedly based on the Nintendo GameCube's "Flipper" GPU and is clocked 50% higher at 243 MHz, though none of the clock rates were ever confirmed by Nintendo, IBM, or ATI.
  3. Hollywood is a commercially distributed programming language developed by Andreas Falkenhahn which mainly focuses on the creation of multimedia-oriented applications. Hollywood is available for AmigaOS, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, WarpOS, AROS and Windows.
  4. Hollywood is a RNA splicing database containing data for the splicing of orthologous genes in different species.

Phrases with Hollywood

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  2. Hollywood Irish
  3. Hollywood North
  4. Hollywood Ending
  5. Hollywood Moment
  6. Hollywood Science
  7. Hooray For Hollywood

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hollywood

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Hollywood Argyles The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record , 'Alley-Oop', had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

The term “Hollywood” is frequently used in this volume (as it is throughout American culture) as a synonym for the mainstream American film industry. Geographically, Hollywood is a district located in the northwest quadrant of Los Angeles, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2011)

by Martin J. Manning, Clarence R. Wyatt

Hollywood signed on to the war effort during World War II, making films that celebrated American heroism. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, released in 1944, depicted the April 1942 raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, played in the film by ...

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Hollywood hasn't aggressively pursued me. Neither have I aggressively pursued Hollywood. (Colin Firth)
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