Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MERRY

Pronunciation:  'meree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
  2. [adj]  offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
  3. [adj]  full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

MERRY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: brisk, energetic, festal, festive, gala(a), gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyous, lively, mirthful, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mer"ry\, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE.
    merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige,
    pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short,
    Goth. gama['u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who
    cuts off his thumb to escape military service; the
    Anglo-Saxon and English meanings coming from the idea of
    making the time seem short. Cf. {Mirth}.]
    1. Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good
       spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.
             They drank, and were merry with him.  --Gen. xliii.
             I am never merry when I hear sweet music. --Shak.
    2. Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
             Is any merry ? let him sing psalms.   --Jas. v. 13.
    3. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, ? merry
       jest. ``Merry wind and weather.'' --Spenser.
    {Merry dancers}. See under {Dancer}.
    {Merry men}, followers; retainers. [Obs.]
             His merie men commanded he To make him bothe game
             and glee.                             --Chaucer.
    {To make merry}, to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to
       feast with mirth. --Judg. ix. 27.
    Syn: Cheerful; blithe; lively; sprightly; vivacious; gleeful;
         joyous; mirthful; jocund; sportive; hilarious.
  2. \Mer"ry\, n. (Bot.)
    A kind of wild red cherry.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are merry or in merry company means a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: addled, animated, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, blithe, blithesome, boon, buoyant, buxom, carefree, carouse, celebrate, cheerful, cheery, convivial, crapulent, crapulous, delighted, dizzy, drenched, drunk, drunken, exhilarating, exuberant, far-gone, festal, festive, flustered, fou, frivolous, frolic, full, gala, gay, giddy, glad, gladsome, gleeful, glorious, happy, hilarious, in liquor, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicated, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, laughter-loving, lighthearted, light-hearted, lively, mad, make merry, maudlin, mellow, merrymaking, mirthful, mirth-loving, muddled, nappy, on the loose, reeling, rejoicing, revel, riant, risible, shikker, sodden, sotted, sprightly, tiddly, tipsy, unconstrained, under the influence, vivacious, wild