- the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.
- a city in SE Florida, near Miami: seaside resort.
Examples from the Web for hollywood
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
This is a Hollywood director at the height of his powers creating original, wildly ambitious epics.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’
January 6, 2015
Because I was living with this story, I watched closely as Hollywood considered making a film about Selma.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
Are the standards for female beauty in Hollywood ridiculous?Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It
December 29, 2014
If Bezdek ever found out about this he'd be cooked as far as Hollywood went!Reel Life Films
Samuel Kimball Merwin
She knows everything about her work, more than anyone else in Hollywood, they say.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
See how it's inlaid with hollywood and cherry and how fine the lines of it are!Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
"They're wearing them that way here in Hollywood," she wrote Ken.
At about this point she vanished, bound for Hollywood and the movies.
- a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000)
- the American film industry
- (as modifier)a Hollywood star
Word Origin and History for hollywood
region near Los Angeles, named for the ranch that once stood there, which was named by Deida Wilcox, wife of Horace H. Wilcox, Kansas City real estate man, when they moved there in 1886. They began selling off building lots in 1891 and the village was incorporated in 1903. Once a quiet farming community, by 1910 barns were being converted into movie studios. The name was used generically for "American movies" from 1926, three years after the giant sign was set up, originally Hollywoodland, another real estate developer's promotion.
District of Los Angeles.