A district of Los Angeles, California, south of the Hollywood Hills, part of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. It has long been considered the center of the US movie industry.
The US movie industry, especially the group of studios and celebrities that produce big-budget films for popular audiences.
1. Of or relating to the mainstream US movie industry: a Hollywood movie; a Hollywood producer.
2. Characteristic of sensational or escapist films produced by Hollywood: a Hollywood ending.
3. Showy or pretentious: their clothes were pure Hollywood.
1. (Placename) a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000)
a. the American film industry
b. (as modifier): a Hollywood star.
1. the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.
2. a city in SE Florida near Miami. 127,894.
|Noun||1.||Hollywood – the film industry of the United States|
|2.||Hollywood – a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry; “some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood”flavor
– the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; “the feel of the city excited him”; “a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting”; “it had the smell of treason”
|3.||Hollywood – a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry|
|Adj.||1.||Hollywood – of or relating to the film industry in the United States; “a Hollywood actor”|
|2.||Hollywood – flashy and vulgar; “young white women dressed Hollywood style”; “Hollywood philandering”indecent
– offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; “an earthy but not indecent story”; “an indecent gesture”
“Hollywood has always been a cage … a cage to catch our dreams” [John Huston]
“Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents” [Marilyn Monroe]
“Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath” [Oscar Levant Inquisition in Eden]
n → Hollywood m