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[kar-uh-lahyn, -lin] /ˈkær əˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
of or relating to Charles, especially Charles I and Charles II of England or their times.
Also, Carolinian.
Origin of Caroline
1645-55; < Medieval Latin Carolīnus, equivalent to Carol(us) Charles + -īnus ine1


[kar-uh-lin, -lahyn] /ˈkær ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Caroline herself had engaged his services in the case, and he was faithful.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Well, one day I was reading, and Aunt Caroline happened to come in.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • "He is very obliging, I am sure," said Caroline with another little laugh.

    Her Season in Bath Emma Marshall
  • I will also see Caroline Schimmel, and extract something from her.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • Did it belong rightly to Belforest estate or to Caroline Brownlow?

    Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for Caroline


Also called Carolinian. characteristic of or relating to Charles I or Charles II, kings of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the society over which they ruled, or their government
of or relating to any other king called Charles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Caroline



1650s, "of or pertaining to a Charles," from French, from Latin Carolus "Charles" (see Charles). Especially of Charlemagne, or, in English history, Charles I and Charles II.

fem. proper name, from French, from Italian Carolina, originally a fem. adjective from Medieval Latin Carolus "Charles" (see Charles).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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