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Meaning of HAPPY

Pronunciation:  'hapee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment; "felt content with her lot"; "quite happy to let things go on as they are"
  2. [adj]  exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
  3. [adj]  well expressed and to the point; "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"; "a felicitous comment"
  4. [adj]  marked by good fortune; "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"
  5. [adj]  enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
  6. [adj]  experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news"

HAPPY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: blessed, blissful, bright, content(p), contented, elysian, euphoriant, euphoric, expansive, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, joyful, joyous, laughing(a), paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal, paradisial, pleased, prosperous, riant, well-chosen
 Antonyms: distressed, dysphoric, unhappy
 See Also: cheerful, elated, glad, happy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hap"py\, a. [Compar. {Happier}; superl. {Happiest}.]
[From {Hap} chance.]
1. Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate;
   successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy
   expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.

         Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments
         than the causes of them.              --Boyle.

2. Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the
   feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of
   enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace,
   tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours,
   happy thoughts.

         Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. --Ps.
                                               cxliv. 15.

         The learned is happy Nature to explore, The fool is
         happy that he knows no more.          --Pope.

3. Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

         One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in
         a in a rejoinder.                     --Swift.

{Happy family}, a collection of animals of different and
   hostile propensities living peaceably together in one
   cage. Used ironically of conventional alliances of persons
   who are in fact mutually repugnant.

{Happy-go-lucky}, trusting to hap or luck; improvident;
   easy-going. ``Happy-go-lucky carelessness.'' --W. Black.

Computing Dictionary

A dyslexic acronym for "A Yacc-like Haskell Parser generator".

An lalr1 grammar parser generator for haskell. Happy is written in Haskell, uses a parser generated by itself, and can be compiled using ghc, hbc or gofer. Happy uses an implementation of monadic io built on top of stream IO, but this should change when the haskell 1.3 standard has been implemented.

Version: 0.9 (1996-02-28).

Happy is covered by the general public license.


E-mail: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are happy, may be a compensatory dream and is often a dream of the contrary. You may be trying to compensate for the sadness or stress in your waking life.
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