Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A district of Los Angeles, California. Consolidated with Los Angeles in 1910, it has long been a film and entertainment center.
  • A city of southeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean north of Miami Beach. It is a resort and retirement community with varied light industries. Population: 146,000.
  • n. The U.S. film industry.
  • n. A flashy, vulgar atmosphere or tone, held to be associated with the U.S. film industry.
  • adj. Of or relating to the U.S. film industry: a Hollywood movie; a Hollywood producer.
  • adj. Flashy and vulgar: their clothes were pure Hollywood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An area of Los Angeles, known as the center of the American motion picture industry.
  • proper n. The American motion picture industry, regardless of location.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the film industry in the United States
  • n. the film industry of the United States
  • adj. flashy and vulgar
  • n. a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
  • n. a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry

Etymologies

After Hollywood 1, California.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • MATTHEW BELLONI, "THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER": I think if Hollywood really starts to look at itself and judge the -- the personal character of a lot -- a lot of the artists in the community, there would be a lot of empty seats at the Oscars.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2009

  • HOLLYWOOD MOGULS, LIKE many Hollywood stars, tend to get all dreamy-eyed and mystical over the subject of faraway China.

    Now, Mickey Mao

  • HOLLYWOOD UP -- One veteran star has buck teeth, wears no clothes, is sassy and has a whining Brooklyn accent -- but today he celebrates his 20th anniversary as the boxoffice champ of Hollywood.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • KAREN COVELL, DIRECTOR, HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK: I believe there are a lot of people in Hollywood who are spiritually starving.

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2007

  • BROOKE ANDERSON, CNN HOLLYWOOD CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Hollywood ` s hottest most-talented older actresses are leaving the movie industry behind and kicking some major butt on television.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2007

  • BROOKE ANDERSON, CNN HOLLYWOOD CORRESPONDENT (voice over): If the good girls of Hollywood were looking for a theme song, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT could tell you it could well be Kelly Clarkson ` s "Miss Independent", because for good girls like Kelly, it ` s not just a song.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2007

  • BROOKE ANDERSON, CNN HOLLYWOOD CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Paris and Britney coming home from the clubs, swarmed by the paparazzi, all of them looking for the money shot of two of Hollywood ` s hottest commodities.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2007

  • KAREN COVELL, HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK: I believe there are a lot of people in Hollywood who are spiritually starving, personally starving.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2007

  • RAY RICHMOND, "HOLLYWOOD REPORTER": Absolutely, I think it does, Howard, you know, and that hasn't been played up enough in the media, I don't think, the fact that this is not news to Hollywood.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2006

  • ONE COP DEAD, ONE HURT IN HOLLYWOOD BAR SHOOTING By Keisha Russell Times Staff Writer Two Los Angeles police detectives on a lunch break and a bartender were gunned down in a Hollywood bar yesterday when a man entered the establishment and attempted to rob it at gunpoint.

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