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Meaning of HALCYON

Pronunciation:  'halseeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
  2. [adj]  joyful and carefree; "halcyon days of youth"
  3. [adj]  idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"

HALCYON is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: golden, happy, peaceful, prosperous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hal"cy*on\, n. [L. halcyon, alcyon, Gr.?: F. halcyon.]
    A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus
    including a limited number of species having omnivorous
    habits, as the sacred kingfisher ({Halcyon sancta}) of
          Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be As halcyons
          brooding on a winter sea.                --Dryden.
  2. \Hal"cy*on\, a.
    1. Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was
       anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea
       during the calm weather about the winter solstice.
    2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy. ``Deep,
       halcyon repose.'' --De Quincy.
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